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Scala Dei Casa de la Procura

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Casa de la Procura represents the cradle of Priorat, with its historic native varieties, Grenache and Carignan, planted in the vicinity of the Carthusian monastery of Scala Dei. It is a wine that shows the ultimate expression of these varieties.

Ricard Rofes
Scala Dei Oenologist
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Clean and bright. Attractive ruby-red with purple hues, medium depth and a bluish, garnet-red rim.

Nose

Intense and persistent aromas of red and dark fruit, forest berries, blackberries and floral nuances (violets), all accompanied by subtle spicy touches, herbal hints and toasty notes.

Palate

It is a full-bodied wine, well structured, elegant and silky in the mouth, with elegant ripe tannins complemented by mineral notes from the slate. Long, persistent finish.

Varieties and Analysis

Yes

Contains sulfites

14.5%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O.Q. Priorat

Designation of Origin

Carignan, Grenache

Variety/Coupage

Red wine

Product

Yes

Suitable for vegans

The Winery

Scala Dei is the oldest winery in Priorat. Its origins lie in the lands surrounding the Scala Dei Monastery, where Carthusian Monks made wine as far back as the year 1163.  Today, the same spirit of artisanal craftsmanship is maintained and adapted to new techniques.  The Scala Dei wines are a true expression of the terroir, made using very special vineyards in a prime location. They stand out for being the oldest in the area, situated at altitudes between 400 and 800 metres, with distinctive soil and a variety of orientations.

Elaboration - Vinification 

Grapes are fermented at controlled temperatures to preserve all the ripe fruit aromas.

After deciding on which vineyards are to be used for this wine, choice clusters are selected in the plots and sent to the winery in small 16-kg/70-lb boxes. There, all the grapes are carefully inspected by winery staff as they pass through a vibrating sorting table installed at the entrance to the winery. After destemming and crushing, they are fermented at controlled temperatures to preserve all the ripe fruit aromas. The wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels for 9 months. This is complemented by a further 6 months in the bottle to ensure the wine reaches the market at its optimum drinking moment.

Vineyard - Viticulture

A firm desire to achieve the best grapes, mean that all picking is carried out manually.

The varieties are native to the region. The grapes come from vines of different ages (ranging from 35 to 60 years in age) planted on clay terraces and the typical Priorat slate slopes. The terrain, the way the vines are trained and, above all, a firm desire to achieve the best grapes, mean that all picking is carried out manually. The vineyards are located at altitudes ranging from 500 to 800 m (1600-2600 ft) above sea level. This enables gradual, uniform ripening and allows for a variety of nuances by combining different altitudes and orientations, all of it resulting in a complex, well-balanced wine.

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