Scala Dei St. Antoni is a wine from a single vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards of Scala Dei, which the Carthusian monks were already working on. With it we have recovered a heritage of elaboration that had disappeared in Priorat, and that consists of making wine as it was made during the 70s or earlier. It is one of the wines with which we intend to show the different faces of the Grenache in Scala Dei, depending on its height, soil and processing.
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.
With this wine we wanted to recover a processing heritage that existed in Priorat and that takes us to the first bottling of Cellers de Scala Dei.
With this wine we wanted to recover a processing heritage that existed in Priorat and that takes us to the first bottling of Cellers de Scala Dei. So, having investigated how those bottles of the 70's had been made, we have vinified the St. Antoni. Harvest during the first week of October, in small boxes, with 100% of the raspón in the fermentation, but with the grape crushed (not whole). Fermented in a small cement tank of 3,500 liters, imitating the temperature peaks of fermentations of the last century, without added yeast and pressed in the cement tank itself.
Breeding: 14 months in "foudre" of 1,400 liters not new.
Sant Antoni de Montalt is a vineyard located above the Cartoixa de Scala Dei, in a small terraced plane that ends in an impressive cliff over the Monastery.
Sant Antoni de Montalt is a vineyard located above the Cartoixa de Scala Dei, in a small terraced plane that ends in an impressive cliff over the Monastery, a completely clayish desert, is shaped like an amphitheater with a part oriented to the East, another to the West and The central part oriented to the South, is to 580 meters in its lower part and to 610 in its upper part. It is one of the vineyards that the monks had planted of Grenache and five centuries ago, the plants that we find at the moment were planted in 1945 and we can find at least two types of Grenache: Hairy and Country.