2018 Clos Mogador Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops
The Rene Barbier Clos mogador Manyetes carries the "Vi de Villa Gratallops" on its label because it comes from Carinena vineyards in the village of Gratallops. The vineyard is almost 400 meters and is only 10Ha in the most inhospitable Priorat part. The yield of some sticks is sometimes less than 200 grams. The 10 Ha vineyard is a vineyard between the almond and olive trees so the actual amount of vines is less than 3HA.
The Manyetes is a 100% Carignan which has been allowed to mature for 18 months on the best (new) European oak. The bright purple-colored Manyetes has a complex nose of wet slate, graphite and peat mixed with blueberry, violet and licorice aromas in a very harmonious way. The taste is wonderfully rustic, with polished tannins, good acidity, pure flavors and a very long finish. It is made from the classic Priorat grape de Carignan from a very old vineyard. This is the brother of the more famous Clos Mogador, but this is mainly because, depending on the year, only between 750 and 1,500 bottles were made.
The different terroirs that exist within the Priorat wine appellation have led to the creation of a new "Village Wine - Gratallops". Similar to Burgundy, France and is a bit similar to Antinori with its Super Tuscans. Manyetes is the name of a vineyard in Gratallops: a daring venture where vines can barely survive given the region's poor soil and intense sunlight. The vines are literally surviving, but this is exactly what the main essence of Priorat wines is. Extremely low yields, one vine that has to root extremely deep on the steeply sloping slate slopes and this extraordinary vineyard in an extraordinary setting produces extraordinary wines.
Type of wine: Reserve
Average production: 3,000 bottles
Distribution: international and national (Europe, US, China, Japan, Australia...)
Appellation: DOCa. Priorat
Grapes: 100% Carignan
Size of vineyard: 10 hectares
Altitude: 350 meters approx.mountains
Titratable acidity: 6.2 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.83 m/g
Total sulfur dioxide: 54 mg/l
Reducing sugars: 1.5 g/L
Type of bottle: Bordeaux
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|