Les Manyes 2017 – Terroir al Limit

191,82 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(255,76  / 1000 ml)
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Les Manyes 2017 - Terroir al Limit

191,82 

SKU: 9930001135 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 09.07.2020, Copyright Marian Henß

Info

On the label it says about Les Manyes "Vi d'altura". This means translated from Catalan. Wine from the heights. This pure Grenache comes from a 1.5 hectare parcel at the northern end of the Priorat at the foot of the Montsant mountain at about 800 meters above sea level. There, the 70.75-year-old vines stand on a plateau of argile (loam & clay) and at first seem completely unspectacular. To be exact, it's a mutation called Garnacha Peluda, which shows a slight fuzz on the berries. Since the 2016 vintage, Dominik Huber has gotten away from wood entirely for Les Manyes. At 100%, this wine is aged in cement tanks. He himself says that this is the best wine made by Terroir al Limit so far.

Color

Rich cherry red with bright reflections

Nose

Pure Mediterranean. Yet this vineyard is not at all in the immediate vicinity. Very tomatoey and dark on the nose. Rosemary and basil are also present. A dark, plummy note asserts itself. Almond trees in full bloom and a masculine tone like leather. Rose blossom as well as some tangerine zest bursting with acidity. Likewise currants and some sloe I find after a bit of swirling in the glass. This single varietal Grenache fills me with awe and excitement. Pure fascination.

Palate

Restless I allow myself the first glass. Fleshy, almost bloody, it opens up to me. A very present, fine-grained tannin paves its way and lets hope for great things. This dark red, masculine impression is confirmed. The floral notes, sour cherry and tangerine dominate, yet this masterpiece seems neither delicate nor powerful. The acidity structure pulls the wine fantastically into the length. We're pretty close to perfection here. Perfection is probably the nicer word for this holistic balance and expression. An absolute monument. On the finish, this single varietal Grenache seems brightly fruity and clear. Above all, it makes you want to drink many more sips of Les Manyes 2017. Simply a great wine. Not a show-stopper, but profound like few others.  

Food recommendations from Marian Henß

  • This wine is best enjoyed neat
  • Entrecote, rosemary potatoes, mediterranean oven vegetables
    (Meat)
  • Coq au Vin with red wine onions and raw sliced mushrooms
    (Poultry)

Allergens

Contains sulfur

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Content

Alcohol content

14,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Drinking temperature

16°

Parker points

98

Manufacturer

Terroir al Limit, c/ Baixa Font 12, 43737 Torroja del Priorat / Spain

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