Torroja Vi del Villa
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, the wine is transferred to concrete vats and Stockinger foudres to complete its primary and malolactic fermentations.