Les Tosses 2014
Les Tosses es la quintaesencia de la Cariñena vieja del Priorat sobre suelos pizarrosos. Un viñedo en Torroja de Priorat, a 600 metros sobre el nivel de mar con orientación sur en el que Dominik vislumbró pureza y autenticidad. La Cariñena, con una injusta fama de rústica, presenta en este gran tinto su mejor cara, posiblemente por la gracia de un trabajo de vinificación delicado y respetuoso, que no la maquilla. Al contrario, la desnuda para que pueda desplegar toda su belleza.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"Already bottled in June 2016, slightly earlier as it usually spends two years in foudre to avoid excessive fatigue because of too much oxygen in the wine, the 2014 Les Tosses is pure Cariñena from an old vineyard on slate soils at some 650 meters altitude. There is none of the rusticity I often link to the grape, this is extremely floral and perfumed, with plenty of violets, a little earthy too. The palate is extremely balanced, and I don't remember tannins as elegant as these in a Cariñena before. There is length, freshness and a very, very long finish. This might very well be the best vintage of Les Tosses so far. This wine feels very young and it's a bit shy, but giving it time it is just amazing. It should be much better with a little more time in bottle. If you decide to pull the cork soon, make sure you give it some time to breathe. There are 1,946 bottles produced. The vineyard is almost two hectares, and Dominik Huber only used part of it for this bottling, and the rest goes to Torroja. But, his idea is to increase the volume so he'll take longer to sell this vintage so he can keep the wine for one year longer in bottle before selling it. Smart thinking..."
Slightly reductive yet powerful nose showing qualitative fruit and depth. Flowers and spice. Full body with a ultra-velvety texture and high level of soft tannins. Harmonious. The finish is long and smooth. One of the two top cuvée of the winery. Made from old vine cariñena. Only 1,008 bottles made. Drink or hold.