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Manyetes
2014 Carignan

Viticulture

Vineyard: 10 ha Vineyard, south facing, very poor soil. Planted on terrasses against a steep slope at about 350 meters above sea level.
Soil Type: Licorella or fine schist.
Vine Age: Over 50 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: September.
Yield:

Vinification:

100% Carignan, the 2011 was the first vintage made from Carignan only.
The Manyetes vineyard covers 10 ha and is situated in the most arid and poor soil in Gratallops. Manyetes is an exciting, passionate challenge with nature, the difficult and unique terroir impairs the pure Priorat essences. The vines grow in extreme conditions with very poor soils, hot summer days, cold nights and cold winters.
The extreme condition of the Manyetes vineyard make of this Carignan a robust Priorat wine.
The result is a sophisticated and rather unique wine born from a harsh environment and conditions.
Manyetes is the authentic Priorat terroir turned into wine.
The grapes were harvested in September, pressed very gently using an olive press and fermented with its own indigenous yeast.
Aged for 18 month in 300 liters European oak barrels.
Bottled in June 2016, 4 600 bottles made.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright purple.
Nose: Wet slate, graphite and peat mixed with blueberries, violets, cocoa and licorice.
Palate: It is harmonious and rustic at the same time, soft tannins and bold fruits; blackcurrant, plum and fig with hints of cinnamon and licorice.
Other: This is a great food pairing wine, it will especially go well with roast rack of lamb, Oxtail or Beaufort cheese.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 15.00
RS (g/l): 0.23
TA (g/l): 5.60
pH: 3.40