Les Tosses 2018
Les Tosses es la quintaesencia de la Cariñena vieja del Priorat sobre suelos pizarrosos. Un viñedo ubicado en Torroja de Priorat a 600 metros sobre el nivel de mar con orientación sur en el que Dominik Huber vislumbró pureza y autenticidad. La Cariñena, con una injusta fama de rústica, presenta en este excepcional tinto su mejor cara, gracias a un gran trabajo de vinificación respetuoso con el entorno y sin artificios. Cariñena desnuda que despliega toda su belleza y, como apunta Luis Gutiérrez en su crítica, "siempre se beneficia de más tiempo en botella, revelando poco a poco su carácter mediterráneo".
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The pure Cariñena 2018 Les Tosses fermented in concrete with indigenous yeast, and half of the wine matured in oak foudre and the other half in concrete, as they are lowering the percentage of wine aged in oak. This is floral, aromatic and elegant, going back to the character of the 2016, when the wine almost felt like a Garnacha, fresh and elegant but also quite serious. It's nicely textured with the grainy mouthfeel from the slate soils, very tasty, clean and precise, and it finishes very long and dry. It might be a bit dizzy from the very recent bottling and should improve tremendously in bottle, as it has the balance and all the ingredients to do so. This should be long lived. It's quite compact, and this is a wine that always benefits from more time in the bottle, slowly revealing its Mediterranean character. 2,006 bottles were filled in September 2020. - Luis Gutiérrez.
The next best thing to visiting the village of Torroja is to uncork this bottle. It may cost more than a budget flight to Barcelona, but it’s exceptional, a youthful wine already with such complexity. The palate is delicate, in contrast to many weighty Cariñenas. Finishes with a mocha note, and rich texture of tannin. Fresh but not too acidic; savoury, almost salty. The use of large old oak showcases the perfect fruit. Drinking window 2021-2026.
Dark berry, flint and slate aromas with some gunpowder. It’s medium-bodied with firm, linear tannins that are fine-textured, long and energetic. Minerals and dark fruit on the palate. Blood orange, too. Drinkable now, but better in three or four years.