Scala Dei St. Antoni

Scala Dei St. Antoni

D.O.Q. Priorat
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€79.00
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Varietals
Grenache
100%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 14,50%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
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.
Vineyard (viticulture)
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.
The vintage was "the vintage", the harvest was preceded by a cold winter, spring generous in rains, fresh summer at the beginning and then warm but not torrid, late harvest and absence of rain during the harvest, made ripening slow And regular, resulting in wines with body, fruit and fresh at the same time. The only but, it was a short harvest for Grenache, because the curd was not very good.
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