MELIS 2015 Elix Priorat Spain

92
Vinous

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93 points The Priorat Guide

93 points Guia Penin

92 points Vinous

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.

WINEMAKING: Elix represents the shy brother of MELIS. A hidden spirit, more affordable, and great price/quality ratio. In addition to a vineyard sorting, clusters were selected by hand in the cellar, where were gently destemmed, jack-stems removed by hand and placed in 2 ton stainless steel tanks and 600 litter open barrels for fermentation. Fermentation was long and slow, with a maceration of about 35 days. Later, drop wines were transferred 300 liter second used barrels and aged during 15 months. This wine was bottled without any clarification or filtration.

CHARACTER: Mostly made with Grenache, it also includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan grapes. His Priorat personality is evident; the Grenache is expressed from beginning to end. With a little aeration it shows its intensity, power and maturity without losing the refreshing texture of its fruitiness: black cherry jam, plum and fig. In the nose notes of clove, cinnamon and a toasted end shows typical spices of an Arab garden, coming from the sun reflection on the slates of the Priorat. In mouth, the fleshiness and the mature tannin of Cabernet Sauvignon make this wine with a great evolution potential in bottle.

ORIGIN: TORROJA DEL PRIORAT

FARMING: ORGANIC FARMING

HARVEST: BY HAND

GRAPES: 65% CARIGNAN, 20% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 15% GRENACHE

SOIL: SLATE ( “LICORELLA”)

AGING: 18 MONTHS FRENCH BURGUNDY ALLIER/NEVERS BARRELS

ALCOHOL: 15,5%    

PH: 3.5  

BEST DRINK TO: 2030

IDEAL SERVING:  17ºC  

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2017

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