2020 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 size (of which only 3Ha of vines) in the most inhospitable Priorat area. The Manyetes is a 100% Carignan which has been allowed to mature for 18 months in 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 better known Clos Mogador, but this is mainly because only 1740 bottles have been made (and from the 2020 only a few hundred bottles will be made). but this brother of the Clos Mogador is just as beautiful.
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 environment produces extraordinary wines. The 2020 was extreme because there was less than a barrel of fruit, so in the end there are only a few hundred bottles bottled (only 20% of the already small production of 1,400 bottles in an average year). Connoisseurs know it: low yield is almost always very high quality and that is no different with this Manyetes 2020. A collector's item and one for the basement.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
René Barbier Meyer, Clos Mogador Winery Winemaker
2 020 is a year of contrasts. A year with a very abundant rainfall at the beginning of the cycle, a gift for our land. It was also a year of learning with the appearance of less common diseases in our lands. We lost some blossom, but we worked hard until well into June. At the end of that month, there was a radical change in the weather, a dry and hot summer, but unlike other years, the plants did not suffer any stress and we were able to arrive at harvest time with grapes that easily reached good maturity. With all this we have achieved a pleasurable, balanced wine. I hope you enjoy it.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|