Torroja, Terroir Al Limit Soc. Lda., Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv.

We visited Priorat in January 2015 after attending the WSET Diploma graduation ceremony in London.  When we were trying to put together our list of Priorat bodegas to visit, this one emerged as a bright star.

Peter, the winemaker, is a German transplant.  Although we’d made an appointment well in advance, he arrived as we were leaving.  Happily though, he held an impromptu tasting in the kitchen.

I loved his white wines.  After a week of the teeth-staining Garnacha/Carinena reds of Priorat, I was enthralled by the Garnacha Blanca whites.  And I thought I had left with one.

I was wrong.  And when the red wine poured from the bottle, I was one shocked Llama.

I’d been waiting to drink what I thought was a backboned, herbal white wine for more than 3 years.  But, this was a first world problem and the Torroja was delicious.

On the eyes, it’s translucent ruby with a stunning nose of purple violets, sweet black cherry, ripe Damson plum, dried herbs, and licorella rock dust.

The expressive palate is dry with strained tannins, flavours of deep black cherry, more purple plum, anise, thyme, tarragon, and rocky carpentry.

What a happy mistake.  WSET Very Good Plus

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5 Responses to Torroja, Terroir Al Limit Soc. Lda., Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv.

  1. Patrick Murphy says:

    HELLO
    LLAMA, The family and I are in San Sabastion the last few days and are planning a trip in to Rioja tomorrow morning. Any must do stops we have to include?
    Cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • winellama says:

      Hi Patrick! Wow, that sounds amazing. I would make time for Lopez de Heredia – my favourite Spanish bodega by far and a benchmark classic of the world! I’m off to Spain tomorrow too – Seville for work and then Jerez for sherry…

      Like

  2. Francine says:

    You’ll just have to go back and grab a bottle of the white!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Fah Sathirapongsasuti says:

    I’m jelly.

    Liked by 1 person

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