Red Wine Salanques 2017
Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan & Syrah aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
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It is made from vines planted in steep slate soils, and located at altitudes between 350 and 500 metres above sea level.
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.
The red wine Salanques has an intense, medium-high, bright garnet-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
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.
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.
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Vinari Awards 2019 (Ageworthy Wines Category) - Silver Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - 90 points & Silver Medal.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Gold Medal & 98/100.
Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 92. Tom Matthews (Wine Spectator) 93.
Parker 92. Peñín 92. Stephen Tanzer 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|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|