Terra de Cuques Tinto


The Terra de Cuques Negre (formerly Vi de Vila Torroja) is Dominik Huber’s “village” wine and among his reds, the only one where he blends Garnatxa Negra with Carinyena. It comes from several vineyards ranging in age from 25–40 years old located around the village of Torroja, which are on primarily classic llicorella soils and a portion of the Garnatxa planted on much scarcer clay-limestone soils.

The grapes are harvested by hand and layered, whole-cluster, into a fermentation tank where the grapes’ weight produces just enough juice to begin fermentation. At this point, Dominik lets nature take its course. After a short maceration (1-2 weeks), the wine is transferred to concrete vats and Stockinger foudres to complete its primary and malolactic fermentations. Aged for about 20 months

94 points
"A firm, silky red with cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, yet linear and vivid. Lots of energy. Drink after 2022."
James Suckling,
James Suckling
92+ points
"The ripe red 2018 Terra de Cuques is a 50/50 blend of Garnacha and Cariñena from different vineyards around the village of Torroja (there are some grapes from Poboleda, a cooler village) that fermented equal parts in stainless steel and concrete; it matured in concrete and foudres but with the intention to abandon the aging in oak in the near future. It has lots of notes of licorice and Mediterranean herbs, intermixed with ripe berries and very little impact from the oak. The palate is round and reveals abundant grainy tannins. This is a powerful Terra de Cuques. 18,000 bottles were filled in September 2020."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate

Product Line: 
Garnatxa Negra
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