Red Wine Salanques 2017

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan & Syrah aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Syrah,
Wineries: Mas Doix
P 93 ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

€30.90
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Year after year, the exceptional Salanques, produced by the Mas Doix winery, stands out as one of Priorat's most sophisticated and elegant wines.

It is made from vines planted in steep slate soils, and located at altitudes between 350 and 500 metres above sea level.

A blend of old-vines Grenache and Carignan, 10% of this Crianza red wine comes from young Syrah vineyards around 15 years of age.

The 2017 vintage was defined by the high summer temperatures. Some mild rainfalls in September, though, came just in time to revitalize the vines, allowing them grapes to achieve optimal maturity.

Each plot was separately harvested and vinified. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out with periodic punch-downs of the solid skin cap. 

Then Salanques 2017 underwent malolactic fermentation in new and 2nd year French oak barrels, after which the wine was aged for 14 months.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered in April 2019, this red wine from Priorat was aged for 12 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Salanques has an intense, medium-high, bright garnet-coloured robe with a ruby rim.

Nose

Truly a first-class Crianza red wine, the nose has all the mineral character of the region, but also an amazingly refined side much of its own. The fruit combines seamlessly with exquisite remembrances of flowers, and both notes are enhanced by subtle spicy remembrances, notes of cocoa and coffee, and of course an immensely enjoyable, trademark Priorat mineral background.

Palate

This red wine of Mas Doix is bold, complex and precise, but neither cerebral nor overblown. Intrincate and multilayered, it combines drinking pleasure and intellectual safisfaction in a sort of ideal way. Smooth texture, exceptional balance between fruit and oak ageing, taut acidity and a very long, ever-evolving finish.

Our personal opinion

We definitely have a soft spot for this wine. Salanques 2017 is one of Priorat's most distinguished representatives. A modern classic in the best sense of the word.

OTHER VINTAGES

Salanques 2016:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Vinari Awards 2019 (Ageworthy Wines Category) - Silver Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - 90 points & Silver Medal.

Salanques 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Gold Medal & 98/100.

Salanques 2012:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 92. Tom Matthews (Wine Spectator) 93.

Salanques 2010:

Parker 92. Peñín 92. Stephen Tanzer 92.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha 65%, Cariñena 25%, Syrah 10%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Incredibly classy, arguably one of Priorat's top as far as elegance is concerned. Enjoyable to the last drop.
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