Nus del Terrer (Nus = ’Knot’ or ’Tangle’) is a judicious integration of 60% Garnacha with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Creamy texture and an exotic, reverberating finish develop and amplify the mineral theme of Terrer díAubert.
The Morell family vineyard estate is comprised of nine parcels totaling seventeen acres in the outskirts of Tarragona on the Spainís Mediterranean coast. Defying urban sprawl, the vineyards lie within a mile and half of the sea, their soils composed of calcareous loam derived from shell (fossil) limestone, known locally as lumaquela.
The heat-mitigating sea breezes and the singularly mineral soils motivated the Morells to perennially dedicate their parcels to vineyard, with the objective of producing wines at the highest and most expressive level. With the encouragement of experts and in recognition of the estateís unique viticultural gifts, TERRER (terroir) was the clear choice of name.
Red varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha, vines between 15 and 25 years of age. Viticulture is sustainable and yields are held to a scant 1.5 tons per acre. Careful berry selection is followed by natural fermentation and aging during approximately one year in seasoned barriques and 5,000-liter uprights of French oak, seeking minimal wood influence. 2010 represents a debut of sorts, the first vintage produced in a new bodega facility in the heart of the estate.