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2015 Carignan


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: Early September.


The 2015 vintage is characterized by its exceptional freshness and
balance, without excess. Rene Barbier Junior believes it is the best
vintage in many years, with the right amount of rain and sunshine,
at the right time.
'The climate in 2015 spoke loud and clear. It is a balanced vintage,
endowed with that elegance that arises when all adjust to the
correct proportions. Tannins, acidity, texture, aromas… all the
elements join together to provide the sensation of pleasure, even
since the earliest stages of the wine.' Rene Barbier Jnr
100% Carignan, the 2011 was the first vintage made from Carignan
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 conditions 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 2017, 4 700 bottles made, 390 cases only.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright purple.
Nose: Wet slate, graphite mixed with blueberries, violets and
Palate: It is fresh and balanced, subtle blackcurrant mixed
with some plum and a hint of cinnamon.
Exceptional freshness and elegance, an excellent
vintage for Manyetes.
Other: Will keep well for over fifteen years.
It is surprisingly fresh and will go well with any
winter stew especially made from lamb or grilled
wagyu steak.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 15
RS (g/l): 0.62
TA (g/l): 5
pH: 3.4