Scala Dei Pla dels Àngels

Scala Dei Pla dels Àngels

D.O.Q. Priorat
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Tasting Note
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Of a very pale colour towards a white wine although comes from black grapes. Bluish glints on the border show us a faint pink very attractive.
Nose
Aromatically delicate, with citrus tones, strawberries, grapefruit and anise tones.
Mouth
Round and fresh, a wine that invites to drink again.
Varietals
Grenache
100%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 14,50%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
In order to preserve the aromatic properties of the Grenache the grapes are cooled on entering the winery to 2 ºC, they are destemmed and after 3 hours of maceration with the skins the free run juice is extracted from the grapes in tanks to obtain this pale and at the same time pleasant colour. After that the must is fined and undergoes the same fermentation as if it were a white wine. Following fermentation it remains in tanks for 4 months until it is time for bottling.
Vineyard (viticulture)
Grapes from high zones of Scala Dei, grown on clay soils that retain acidity and consequently the grapes’ freshness at the time of harvest. Young and old vineyards, predominantly north and east facing, located between 500 and 600 metres above sea level.
The months following the 2015 harvest were typical of the Mediterranean climate: some rainfall which seasoned the ground. Then came a dry winter, which is characteristic in our climate. At the same time the winter was not very cold at all which gave the impression that the vineyard cycle would be brought forward, and that’s what it looked like until spring came round with generous rainfall and perhaps cooler than usual temperatures. This slowed down the cycle and it brought it back to one of a “normal” year. The beginning of summer announced what could be a great vintage if nothing went wrong. June and July were hot months but no more than usual for the region. After that the weather changed: August, especially the second fortnight, and the first week of September were scorching hot with relatively very low humidity which put a strain on the water reserves of the soils given that the last rains had fallen at the end of May.
So this vintage made the vineyards in the lower hotter zones suffer and the outcome were varietals that didn’t manage to recover, which resulted in a smaller sugar content and phenolic ripening that was a little below normal for our region. On the other hand in the upper zones and on colder soils (clay, limy) the fact that the vineyard cycle is always three and up to four weeks behind as a con-sequence of the altitude, meant that the vines did not suffer and the grapes matured at the desired pace.
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