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Dits Del Terra

Dits del Terra is the project of perhaps South Africa’s most celebrated winemaker, Eben Sadie. With his wife Maria, Eben produces the cult wine Columella from his tiny estate in Swartland and also owns and rents just over a hectare of vines outside of the village of Torroja del Priorat in the Priorat region of Spain, situated on the North East Coast of the Catalonian part of Spain. Producing just under 2000 bottles from his old vines, this property will continue to be extremely limited. It all began when Eben tasted two bottles of wine that were so great and perfect and yet he had never even had heard anything about this very region called Priorat. The two wines tasted were 1992 Clos Martinet and 1992 Clos Mogador. This then led to a search on the region, books were bought and eventually a plane ticket and six months later, work started at the very Clos Martinet. After two years, with the help of the family Perez I Ovejero, Eben’s dream to make his Spanish wine slowly materialized.


Dits Del Terra
Dits Del Terra

The name of the wine in Catalan, “Dits Del Terra”, literally means “Fingers of the Earth”: The fingers of the earth being either the viticulturalist having his hand in the earth, being connected to the planet and terroir, or all the cypress trees on all the horizons of Priorat being like finger of the earth pointing to the heaven and reaching out. This limited production wine is matured in wood for 18 months then bottled without filtration or fining. It displays a variety of flavors, initially dominated by spicy herbal and blue berry aromas and even more spicy red fruit dominates the secondary spectrum of flavors. The mid palate has weight and texture and combines with a big tannin structure, giving the wine the necessary volume to support the flavors, and allowing for a lingering finish. The wine reflects the full ripeness of the grapes from which it was made, and ripe-textured tannin and fresh acidity.

 Grape Varieties
75% Carinena, 15% Garnacha, 10% Syrah

※Cepage varies slightly according to vintage
 
   


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