Scala Dei Prior

Scala Dei Prior
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Scala Dei Prior
Red wine Barrel. 4 months in bottle and 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
  • Winery: Scala Dei
  • D.O.: Priorat
  • Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tinta, Syrah, Cariñena
  • Volume: 75 cl.

Available vintages of Scala Dei Prior

  • Scala Dei Prior 2014
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    • Parker 91
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  • Scala Dei Prior 2014
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Characteristics of Scala Dei Prior

Scala Dei Prior is a red wine from Priorat produced by the Scala Dei winery. It is a blend of Grenache (55%), Samso (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Syrah (10%) varieties.

The grapes used for Scala Dei Prior come from different carefully selected small plots. The vines are planted on "costers", a Catalan name by which the outstanding characteristics of Priorat are known.

The soils on which strains grow are slate, called "licorella" in the area. The grapes, before passing through a cold maceration, pass through a stripping. The juice of Scala Dei Prior then undergoes a controlled fermentation.

Scala Dei Prior is finally aged for twelve months in new and one year French oak barrels -80% of them-and American- the remaning 20%.

Before going to market, Scala Dei Prior then rests for at least four months in the bottle. Scala Dei is a historic winery located at the foot of the Sierra del Montsant whose building was already chosen in the twelfth century by Carthusian monks from the Provence to build a monastery. It was these same monks who began to cultivate the vine and the land, it then became the first winery in the Priorat.

Alcohol: 15.0%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game birds, Roasted lamb, Chocolate, Grilled red meats, Cold meat, Iberian ham

Tasting notes Scala Dei Prior

Sight Attractive ruby colour with garnet and violet tones. Intense high layer. Nose Expressive and fine. Intense notes of red fruit with hints of violets and spicy aromas of pepper and notes of the forest. Taste Structured and full bodied. Fruity, fine tannins and perfect acidity. Mineral and slightly spicy, has a long, dry finish.
Sight Pretty ruby colour, very intense high robe with garnet and violet tones. Nose On the nose it is very expressive and elegant. Intense. Red fruits, violets, some spices like pepper, notes of vanilla, forest. Taste Scala Dei Prior is a red wine with body and a good structure.
On the palate it is full of flavour. Very fruity with mature tannins and elegant with marvellous acidity. Mineral notes from the slates from the growth.
Very harmonious. Long and dry finish with spicy notes on the retronasal breathing
Sight Ruby red colour with violet nuances in the edges. High robe. Clean and bright. Nose Clean nasal aromas with a medium-high aromatic intensity. The notes of red and black fruit stand out. Some spicy and toasted notes provided during its ageing in barrels are also noticed on a quite mineral background. Taste A full-bodied and very well structured red wine with a tasty and silky mid palate. It shows a good load of fruit. Very balanced wine with ripe and refined tannins, perfectly complemented with an excellent acidity. Very harmonious. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Ruby red colour with violet nuances in the edges. High robe. Clean and bright. Nose Clean nasal aromas with a medium-high aromatic intensity. The notes of red and black fruit stand out. Some spicy and toasted notes provided during its ageing in barrels are also noticed on a quite mineral background. Taste A well-bodied and very well structured red wine with a tasty and silky mid palate. It shows a good load of fruit. Very balance wine with ripe and refined tannins, perfectly complemented with an excellent acidity. Very harmonious. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Ruby red colour with maroon edges and violet reflections. Clean and bright wine. Nose Wine with a high aromatic intensity, which shows outstanding notes of red and black fruit and floral hints reminiscent of violets. Some spicy and toasted aromas provided during the ageing in barrels are also noticed along with a marked minerality. Taste It is a well-bodied and very well structured red wine with a tasty, fruity and silky palate. Very balanced wine in which its ripe and elegant tannins are perfectly balanced with its great acidity. Very smooth and round wine with a sweet and persistent finish.

Ratings

  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 84
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 90

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Priorat

2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory

Reviews

D.O. Priorat

Winery Scala Dei

Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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