Red Wine Terroir al Límit Les Manyes 2017
Red wine from Priorat. Grenache aged for 24 months in oak vats.
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Produced by Terroir al Límit, Terroir al Límit Les Manyes is the only single varietal Grenache wine of this prestigious winery based in the DOQ Priorat. It is made form a scarce hectare of vines around 55 years of age, planted in soils composed of clay, quartz and limestone, on a steep slope at an altitude around 700 metres above sea level.
As for the farming operations, the winery follows biodynamic practices and a minimal intervention approach.
After a manual harvest, the undestemmed grapes underwent a very light maceration, aimed at infusing them with gentle aromas, rather than extracting tannin or solid components. After completing alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in vats, the malolactic fermentation of this red wine from Priorat took place in used French oak barrels. Finally, Terroir al Límit Les Manyes 2017 was aged for 24 months in Austrian oak vats. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Decant this Spanish red wine at least 2 hours before drinking.
Only 2,100 bottles produced.
The 2016 vintage of Terroir al Límit Les Manyes got a 100-point Parker score.
The red wine Terroir al Límit Les Manyes has a bright cherry colour with a garnet rim.
It is difficult to find words which aptly describe this Grenache from Priorat. The purity, the definition and the personality of it are simply out of this world. Marvelous fruit over a carpet of forest floor, aromatic herbs, flowers and a salty hint. As it unfurls, Les Manyes from Terroir al Límit keeps suggesting new and ever more complex aromatic nuances. Simply unique.
Medium to full-bodied, this wine from Terroir al Límit carries all the deliciousness of Grenache, but none of its usual weight. Graceful and bursting with life, with a salty minerality, a lean body and a never-ending finish. Spellbiding intrincacy, dreamy texture and inexhaustible detail.
|Our personal opinion||
Perfection is something we very rarely encounter -if ever. Like the previous vintage, Terroir al Límit Les Manyes 2017 will probably become the stuff of legend.
Terroir al Límit Les Manyes 2016:
Enterwine 96. Parker 100. Peñín 99.
Terroir al Límit Les Manyes 2015:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and Central European oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|