Terroir Al Limit is a true garage wine project focusing on the old vines around the village of Torroja. The philosophy of the estate is to capture the character of the terroir by minimizing the effect of winemaking to minimal processing and natural handling of the grapes. The vines are farmed biodynamically although they are not certified.
Terroir Al Limit is actually a partnership between Dominik and South African winemaker Eben Sadie. Their first vintage was 2001. They are clearly the outsiders in the area, but are very keen on resurrecting a traditional Priorat style of winemaking (larger neutral oak foudres instead of new barrique, for example). They farm biodynamically, harvest earlier than most, ferment with native yeasts and use minimal amounts of SO2.
Terroir Al Limit focuses almost exclusively on old vine grenache and carignan with the star of the show being carignan.
** Arbossar 2009 is rated as one of the “Exceptional Wines (Red Wines)” by Peñín Guide 2013
** Les Manyes 2009 – RP 96; PG 93
** Les Tosses 2009 – RP 93; PG 94