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Les Manyes

Terroir al Limit

Les Manyes Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Peluda
Age of Vines
55
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk, gypsum
Altitude
800 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in vat, no pigeage or pumping over, pressed after 2 weeks on the skins, fermentation finishes in concrete tanks
Aging
24 months in concrete tanks

Overview

Tasting Les Manyes blind is a thrilling exercise. Without a reference point to guide you, you find yourself wandering around the Mediterranean confused if you’re in Spain, the Rhône, or Piedmont. There are a couple of reasons why Les Manyes is so unique in the Priorat. Firstly, this is not Garnatxa on llicorella; instead, it is Garnatxa Peluda grown on clay soils rich in chalk and gypsum located in the mountains above the village of Scala Dei – making for a wine with a distinctly different mineral profile that one normally expects from the Priorat. Secondly, it is made by Dominik Huber, who farms these grapes biodynamically, harvests them a few weeks before his neighbors, ferments them whole-cluster with indigenous yeasts, favors infusion over extraction, and presses half-way through the fermentation before finishing the wine and aging it in concrete tanks to preserve its soulful, red-fruit driven character.

Ratings & Reviews

99

2018 Les Manyes

Source: WA

95

2017 Les Manyes

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2017 Les Manyes

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98

2016 Les Manyes

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100

2016 Les Manyes

Source: WA

99

2015 Les Manyes

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96

2015 Les Manyes

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98

2014 Les Manyes

Source: WA

97

2013 Les Manyes

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Dominik Huber & Jaume Sabaté
  • Winemaker
    Dominik Huber
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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