Pack Cartoixa Vertical
With this special pack, you have the opportunity to taste 6 different vintages of this legendary wine from Cellers de Scala Dei: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Cartoixa is the meeting point of the two Priorats: the dense and deep slate and the subtle and fresh altitude clay. The Grenache and Carignan come from the same vineyards that the monks worked for centuries. Perhaps that is why we make it in their own way.
Grenache and Carignan are the historic varieties of the area that we use to produce Cartoixa. The vines where they grow are about 65 years old and are planted on terraces and on the typical slate slopes of the Priorat.
Each year, we harvest the grapes by hand and choose the best grapes to ferment separately, taking care of the extraction and the expression of the fruit and maintaining the quality of the grapes at the time of harvesting.
The best plots surrounding Escaladei are where the selected grapes that give rise to this wine grow. Each one is fermented separately in small 2,000 kg cement tanks at a controlled temperature. The maceration of Cartoixa lasts about 3 weeks and it is then aged for 18 months in 500l barrels and in foudres. Each vineyard is aged separately in order to better express and appreciate its terroir.
It has a light cherry colour with violet hues and an intense aroma of ripe black fruits - plums, persimmons - with a floral touch of violets intermingled with mineral notes from the slate, which give it a typical Priorat character. The ageing of the wine gives it spicy aromas. A powerful wine, unctuous and smooth on the palate, with intense ripe tannins and an imposing body, long and persistent over time.