Scala Dei Prior 2008

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Red wine Crianza 2008. This wine was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels .
Winery: Cellers de Scala Dei
D.O.: Priorat
Variety: Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena and Syrah
Volume: 75 cl.

Priorat


15,80
Product sold out

Other vintages: Scala Dei Prior 2012.

Scores


90/100


Features Scala Dei Prior 2008

It was during the 12th century that the monks of the Carthusian Order reached the heart of Priorat and built the first Carthusian monastery of the Iberian Peninsula. They chose this location because it was where a shepherd from this area dreamed of a ladder which could reach heaven and through which the angels ascended and descended. Hence the name of this wine (Scala Dei means God’s ladder in Catalan). It was the Carthusian Order which introduced vine growing and wine making in this region and Scala Dei was the first winery that bottled wine under the Qualified Designation of Origin Priorat. Opening a bottle of Scala Dei is like travelling back in history throughout the senses. The grapes used in the elaboration of Prior are chosen from selected estates and go through a careful and thorough winemaking process. The wine is aged for one year in French oak barrels and another year in the bottle.

Tasting report Scala Dei Prior 2008

Color

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.

Flavour

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.


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Alcohol: 14.5 º
Serving at 16 ºC
We recommend decanting before serving

Pairing wine and food
Sausages , Grilled red meats , Game birds , Chocolate , Jamón Ibérico de Bellota




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