Les Tosses, a steep, high high-altitude vineyard, is home to 90-year-old vines that represent the crowning glory of Terroir al Limit. Dominik takes an organic and biodynamic approach that’s still rare in the region, as is his whole cluster fermentation technique to keep those beastly tannins in check. Terroir is at the heart of every sip of this Priorat gem that pushes the limits of Carignan into something altogether new and glorious.
The 2016 Les Manyes is a hard act to follow, but I could have said the pure Cariñena 2016 Les Tosses was a Garnacha, such is the elegance and the floral, nuanced nose! This might be the most elegant Cariñena out there. It comes from a very old, steep vineyard in the village of Torroja on very dark slate soils. It matured in an oak foudre, quite old, and there is a nice note of graphite and wet slate, red and black cherries and a spice touch. It has great freshness, good acidity and is fluid and relaxed, powerful yet elegant and harmonious. 2,668 bottles were filled in July 2018.