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Vi de Coster (the equivalent of 1er Cru wine). The Dits del Terra can be thought of as Arbossar’ssouth-facing sibling. It is also 100% Cariñena, from three schist-rich sites where the vines are more than 80 years old. Dits del Terra was one of the first vineyards that Huber and his then-partner, Eben Sadie, acquired when they started making wine together in Priorat. The south-facing terroir brings more flesh and power, yet also beautiful acidity. This site is currently undergoing organic certification, although the viticulture is, as always, biodynamic. Huber and Peceric infuse the juice very gently, simply using a jug to pour juice over the top of the whole bunches. Next year's release has been vinified entirely in concrete, so this is the last vintage that has been partially aged in 3,500-litre Stockinger cask.
Yet again, this is a wine of charisma and hair-raising purity. Commanding acidity and elegant, refined tannins support a silky throw of pure red fruits, rocky mineral cut and citrus notes, all tapering slowly to a vivid and perfumed close.
"You can immediately notice the cooler year and the longer ripening cycle here compared with the 2017; there is more depth here, and the quality of the tannins is completely different and provide for a more elegant mouthfeel. The oak is neatly integrated and folded into the structure of the wine. It comes through as medium-bodied, powerful and elegant. It should develop nicely in bottle." 95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate