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Characteristics MANYETES   2014
Type of wine:   Reserve
Average production:   4.600 bottles
Distribution:   international and national (Europe, U.S., China, Japan, Australia...)
Appellation:   DOCa. Priorat
Grapes:   100% Carignan
Size of vineyard:   10 hectares
Altitude:   350 meters approx.mountains
Ethanol:   15%
Titratable acidity:   5,6 g/l
Volatil acidity:   0,80 m/g
Total sulfur dioxide:   53 mg/l
Reducing sugars:   0,23 g/L
pH:   3,4
Type of bottle:   Bordeaux
Retail price:   52,00€ to 57,00€
 
Ageing MANYETES   2014
Type of oak:   from the best forests of Europe
Time in barrel:   18 months in cask of 300 l.
Bottled:   June 2016
Vi de vila (Village Wine) MANYETES   2014
 

The different terroirs which exist within the Priorat wine appellation have given rise to the creation of a new “Village Wine – Gratallops”. Just like in Burgundy, France. The prestige of this winemaking area knows no limits and Manyetes is a good example of this new wine label.

Manyetes is the name of a vineyard in Gratallops: A daring venture where vines can barely survive given the poor soil of the region, the intense sunlight and the bleak exposure. The vines are quite literally at the extreme of survival, however, this is exactly what gives rise to the principal essence of Priorat!

In this parched, arid area of steeply sloping slate hillsides, our Carignans struggle to survive. This is an extraordinary vineyard in an extraordinary setting. With the idea of bringing a touch of femininity to our wines, we have also planted the Grenache.

Today, the work has paid off and visitors to the region can appreciate the vast horizon where the Ebro river gives, from time to time, a modicum of humidity - just enough to allow the vines to survive.
The final result is staggering - a harmonious blend of these noble grapes is completely at one with the terroir and gives us a wine with minerality, femininity, subtlety and complexity which warms our hearts.

Manyetes is, quite simply, the essence of Priorat transformed into wine .


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René Barbier Meyer MANYETES   2014
 

“Les Manyetes” is a south-facing vineyard, located at 250m above sea level. The soil is 100% “llicorella” (a type of schist) with very little top soil, where the vines struggle to survive. It is our hottest vineyard plot.

In this soil and with this type of sun exposure, the Carignan grape variety offers surprising freshness, yet it still retains its bold tannins.
Comments on the 2014 vintage MANYETES   2014
 

2014 was a very nearly perfect year, perfect for its vegtative state, perfect …..until the end of September when rain turned things around – not once, but on several occasions – which made for a complicated harvest. This unforeseen turn of events had an negative effect on the vintage, effectively dividing it in two as to how we view it. Manyetes is a vineyard for either better or worse, a (youthful or elementary – no estoy segura de lo que quires decir) zone where , in this vintage, the harvest took place at the most propitious time before the intense rains. So, for Manyetes 2014, we won « heads up » giving us one of our best years. Its strong points are its balance and its ageing potential.
Enjoy it in its youth but also put aside a few bottles, maybe for 20 years, your patience will be well rewarded !

René Barbier Meyer,Clos Mogador Winery Winemaker