MELIS 2006 Priorat Spain
98 points The Priorat Guide
94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The prestige and reputation of high quality MELIS wines is due to the unique identity of their lands, altitude and orientation, history and vineyard, which gives this PRIORAT wine a unique nature, not in vain is one of the most appreciated wines in the world.
Added to a philosophy so that our wines reflect that soul, authenticity and essence, this is reflected in the different press releases.
In addition to a vineyard sorting, clusters were hand-sorted in the winery, gently destemmed and crushed directly to two ton stainless open-top tanks and 600L barrels for fermentation. Jack-stems were removed by hand. Most lots were cold soaked for two days. Fermentations were started slowly, with punch downs by hand occurring one to two times a day; macerations lasted from 10 to 21 days, depending on the individual lot. At the completion of maceration, free run wines were transferred to barrel. The caps were gently pressed using a stainless basket press and then settled for up to 2 days before being transferred to barrel. The wines were aged in 100% new Burgundian French oak before being bottled without either fining or filtration.
CHARACTER: The 2006 Melis shows a deep purple black color, with beautiful aromas of black cherry, tobacco and violets, as well as unique mineral notes derived from the licorella slate of our vineyards. The palate is full and rich, with a silky texture balanced.
ORIGIN: MELIS ESTATE VINEYARD – TORROJA DEL PRIORAT – MELIS LEASED & FARMED VINEYARDS – TORROJA DEL PRIORAT AND PORRERA.
FARMING: ORGANIC FARMING
HARVEST: BY HAND.
GRAPES: 62% GRENACHE, 19% CARIGNANE, 6% SYRAH 13% CABERNET
SOIL: SLATE ( “LICORELLA”)
AGING: 16 MONTHS 100% BURGUNDIAN FRENCH OAK (600L, 320L AND 228L)
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2008
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HOWEVER, we are not responsible for damage caused to the wine due to the weather; heat or cold. If the weather is hot or cold, we urge that you either ask us to hold the wine(s) for you or order overnight shipping.