Terroir Sense Fronteres
- Priorat, Spain
Due to their location, similar grape varieties, and rich history, the Priorat and DO Montsant are often compared to one another. For this reason, oftentimes, the Monsant is known as the “baby brother” of the Priorat. Wines are seen as fresher, more fruit-forward, and less costly than their Catalonian counterpart. After redefining the wines of Priorat with Terroir al Limit, Dominik Huber, and winemaker Tatjana Peceric, now turn their attention to DO Montsant. In 2015 when Huber purchased one of his iconic Garnacha vineyards, Las Manyes, he also obtained a four-hectare Garnacha parcel just a few hundred feet from the Priorat border in Montsant. With looser appellation rules and the rich, clay soils, this was an opportunity to start with a blank slate, and thus, Terroir Sense Fronteres was born.
In this particular project, Tatjana is in the driver’s seat with her background in winemaking, and love of Grenache. Even so, the team still uses the same ethos applied to the wines of Terroir al Limit in Priorat: early harvests, whole cluster fermentations, gentle extractions, and a complete lack of oak during the aging process.
This profile and tasting notes were edited from the European Cellars and Terroir Sense Fronteres websites, along with the pictures used. For more information please visit: Terroir Sense Fronteres and European Cellars.