Les Manyes | Terroir al Limít

If blind tasting you could be forgiven for placing Les Manyes in the Rhône or Piedmont – this elegant single-vineyard Garnacha is grown on clay soils rich in chalk, in the mountains above the village of Scala Dei. Perfumed, with a restrained ripeness, the palate mixes a chalky minerality with the juiciness of the Garnacha, giving a moreish blend of Mediterranean and Atlantic characters.

Region:

Catalunya

Appellation:

Priorat

Variety / Blend:

Garnacha:

Climate:

Continental

Soils:

Clay and limestone

Farming:

Certified Organic with some biodynamics

Altitude:

800 metres

Fermentation:

Whole-bunch, wild yeast, 2 weeks maceration, no pumping over or punching down

Ageing:

24 months in a single 1200 litre Stockinger foudre