Scala Dei Prior

Scala Dei Prior

D.O.Q. Priorat
Customer Reviews
€23.00 €23.00
Awards
Tasting Note
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.
Mouth
This wine has body, finesse, a silky mouthfeel with ripe elegant tannins which are enhanced by the mineral aromas from the licorella soil.
Varietals
Red Grenache
55%
Cariñena
15%
Cabernet Sauvignon
15%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 15%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
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. 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 (80% French and 20% American 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. We thus seek grapes with high acidity, with concentrated fresh fruitiness, not overripe and with lively yet ripe tannins.
The vintage 2015 was a strange vintage, especially until shortly before the harvest. We came one of those vines very promising: good winter and rainy spring (without excess), but when summer arrived we saw that it would be hot. And yes, he did. It was a very warm summer, which made maturation advance, especially in the lower areas. The rains, although scarce, from the middle of August helped the high vineyards, but not those of the valleys, where due to their advanced stage of maturation the grape had to be selected fairly well in order to enter only the optimum. Thus, and compared to previous vintages, we are before wines with a little more body than the previous year and with greater weight of ripe fruit.
Products you might like