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Scala Dei Cartoixa

Scala Dei Cartoixa
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Scala Dei Cartoixa
Red wine Reserva. 18 months in separate containers.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Cariñena
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Winery: Scala Dei
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Red wine Reserva. 18 months in separate containers.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Cariñena
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Winery: Scala Dei
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Scala Dei Cartoixa

Scala Dei Cartoixa is a red wine from the D.O.Q. Priorat produced by Celler Scala Dei in the municipality of La Morera del Montsant (Tarragona).

Celler Scala Dei is a historic Priorat wine. In 1878 the first bottles of Priorat wine were dispatched from their facilities to the Universal Exposition in Paris. Almost a century later, in 1973, Scala Dei shifted their focus from marketing bulk wine to producing bottled wines.

Celler Scala Dei works with 90 hectares of their own vineyards, distributed in 40 different locations. All these plots are located at an altitude of between 400 and 800 meters, on different kinds of soils - slate, clay and calcareous - with all possible orientations due to the region’s unique terrain.

Scala Dei Cartoixa is a wine made with Grenache and Cariñena from old vineyards, more than 60 years old, planted between 500 and 800 meters above sea level, on the typical slate slopes of the Priorat.

After the manual harvest, each plot is vinified separately. The maceration is performed for about 3 weeks, fermenting each variety separately according to plots. The wine is aged for 18 months in different types of barrels, foudres and cement tanks.

Serve at 15ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Mature cheese, Stew, Stews, White roasted meat, Grilled lamb

Tasting notes Scala Dei Cartoixa

Scala Dei Cartoixa 2016 is a deep, complex and elegant red wine. This vintage stand out on the nose with aromas of ripe red and black fruit, with a floral touch interspersed with clear mineral and spicy touches. On entering the mouth it displays volume, and is unctuous and mature with a very lingering finish.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.
A year that started with some problems with the flowering but ended up being very good. Winter was colder and rainier than usual. Spring continued with days of low temperatures and a lot of water that delayed flowering and the consequent setting problems until the end of March, affected production. After a complicated year, when the summer began, the rains stopped and the temperatures rose, providing excellent ripening due to optimal rainfall during the year. The year has therefore been one of the best in recent years. Fluidity, acidity and concentration augur for a long life of the wines of this vintage.
Sight Very bright cherry colour with violet reflections. High robe. Nose A high intensity red wine , with expressive aromas of very ripe black fruits, with toasted and spiced notes. Light floral nuances and mineral hints. Taste Serious, intense and pleasant attack. In the mouth, the mid palate is excellent, unctuous and tasty. This wine has a acidity and really intense, defined acidity and integrated tannins, which turn out to be very agreeable. It is a wine with very juicy notes of fruit over an impressive mineral background. Long and persistent finish. Smoked and spiced aromas are noticed at retro-olfaction.
Sight Dark cherry red colour with violet reflections. A wine with a high robe and a dense, deep and intense colour. Nose Expressive aromas of very ripe black fruit, raspberries and plums. It shows floral notes, among which the violets stand out, mineral hints typical of the licorella and spicy aromas provided during the ageing. Taste Intense and very enjoyable attack. A red wine with a powerful palate with an excellent, creamy, tasty and smooth mid palate. It shows very nice and intense ripe tannins and a good acidity. A wine with very juicy and mellow notes of fruit displayed on a powerful mineral background. Long and persistent finish. It is at an optimum moment for consumption but it can still be stored for 5 -7 years more.

Ratings

  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 92
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 87
  • Winespectator 90

Prizes

Platinum Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards. 97 points
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Medalla de Oro

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
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
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Designation of Origin D.O.Q. 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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