Scala Dei Prior

Red Grenache
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Scala Dei Prior is a wine with personality, which breathes tradition and authenticity, as it allows us to better understand the richness of DOC Priorat. It is made with grapes from different small plots carefully selected. This care during all the elaboration gives result to a red wine structured breeding and with fullness of aromas that transports us to the vineyards of the Priorat.

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2021
94 points
Guía de los 365 días (Vivir el Vino)
Ricard Rofes
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Scala Dei Prior is a snapshot of the Designation of Origin, let it take you on a journey to Priorat and partner it with a dish from the South.
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View

Clarity and brilliance. Deep intense ruby red with garnet and bluish hues on the rim.

Nose

Intense lingering aromas of red and black fruit, wild strawberries, blackberries, violet floral nuances underlain with supple spiciness and toasty notes.

Palate

This wine has body, finesse, a silky mouthfeel with ripe elegant tannins which are enhanced by the mineral aromas from the licorella soil.

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Varieties and Analysis

Red Grenache

Varietal

14.5%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O.Q. Priorat

D.O.

Red wine

Product

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

After deciding which vineyards would be allocated to this wine, the bunches, previously selected in the vineyards, entered the winery in small 16 kg cases.

After deciding which vineyards would be allocated to this wine, the bunches, previously selected in the vineyards, entered the winery in small 16 kg cases. All the grapes were then meticulously inspected by the winery staff as they passed through the vibrating sorting table installed in the winery entrance. After destemming and crushing they were fermented at a regulated temperature to preserve all their ripe fruity aromas. They were then aged in barrels (100% French oak) for one year. This aging then continued for one more year in bottles to ensure that the wine would come out to market at its optimum consumption time.

Vineyard - Viticulture

The vine stock is 15 to 25 years old, planted on terraces, and our winegrowing practices are geared to yielding grapes with the characteristics of the wine we want.

The vine stock is 15 to 25 years old, planted on terraces, and our winegrowing practices are geared to yielding grapes with the characteristics of the wine we want. We thus seek grapes with high acidity, with concentrated fresh fruitiness, not overripe and with lively yet ripe tannins.

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