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Scala Dei Prior


The expression of the Priorat wines: the gateway to the Priorat, a photograph of the DOQ, this is a red wine of typical priorat profile for two reasons, it is made with the four most cultivated varieties in the region, in the two most common soils, slate and clay.

  • Robert Parker 2018: 92 points
  • Robert Parker 2016: 91 points
  • Red 
  • Aged
  • Coupage
  • Elegant
  • Medium body
  • Complex

  • Robert Parker 2016: 91 points
  • Robert Parker 2018: 92 points
  • Wine & Spirits 2016: 92 points
  • Wine & Spirits 2018: 93 points
  • Guía Peñín 2016: 91 points
  • Guía Gourmets 2016: 91 points
  • Guía Gourmets 2018: 94 points
  • Guía Gourmets 2019: 94 points
  • CINVE 2017: Medalla de Oro
  • Guía ABC 2017: 94 points
  • Guía ABC 2019: 94 points
  • Mundus Vini 2018: Medalla de Oro
  • James Suckling 2018: 92 points
  • Guía de los vinos de Cataluña 2019: 94 points

  • Varieties: 65% Red Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah
  • Alcohol content: 14.5%% Vol.
  • Total tartaric acid: 5.9 g / l
  • Ph: 3,4
  • Contains sulphites

The grapes used come from the historic varieties of the area. The vineyards are quite old (35-65 years old) and are grown in terraces and on the typical llicorella slopes in Priorat. The orography and, above all, the desire to obtain the best grapes, requires that the harvest is manual. Its various nuances are not only the result of the combination of heights (between 400 and 600 metres altitude), but also the consequence of the vine’s different orientations – which favour a slow and regular ripening of the grapes. It is, therefore, a unique and highly representative wine from Priorat.

The grapes are previously selected in the vineyards and, when they reach the cellar in small 17kg boxes, all the grapes are carefully checked manually, as they go over the selection table, set in the entrance of the cellar. After deciding on the de-stemming and the grapes’ crushing, we ferment at a controlled temperature to retain the fruit aromas.  To enhance the typicity of the vines, we use only native yeasts and spontaneous fermentations. It then ages in 100% French oak barrels and foudres for around one year, after which the wine is blended and finished in bottle.

It is clean and bright. It is ruby red with a high layer of maroon and brown tones on the edge. Its aromas are intense and persistent, reminding us of red berries and black fruits, strawberries, blackberries, violet floral nuances, all paired with subtle spicy hints and toasted notes. It is a wine with a strong body, defined by its fineness, it is then silky in the mouth with ripe and elegant tannins that are complemented with the mineral aromas as a result of the llicorella soil, and balsamic notes from the clay.

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