Terroir Sense Fronteres Montsant Vertebra de la Figuera 2018
$104.50 inc GST
The ‘spine of Figuera’ is 100% Garnacha from three old, high-altitude plots planted in the village of La Figuera—near the old slate-mining villages of El Lloar and El Molar. La Figuera is technically in the comarca (or county) of Priorat, although wines made from La Figuera’s Garnacha grapes fall under the DO Montsant, not the DOQ Priorat. Go figuera. On the slopes of the Montsant mountain range, these vineyards are amongst the highest in the region, sitting at 700-800 metres, and the soils are red clay-limestone with layers of gypsum. So they are alkaline rather than acid, and the fruit grown here produces wines that are so uniquely elegant and fresh that local growers call it ‘Garnatxa Fina’. The oldest vines for this cuvée are 80 years old, with an average of 60 years. Regarding the vinification, Vèrtebra de la Figuera was 100% whole-bunch fermented, raised in concrete and bottled unfiltered. Expect red fruits and florals and freshness and finesse, all the way down.