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Scala Dei Massipa

Scala Dei Massipa
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Scala Dei Massipa
White wine Aged in wood. 12 months in foudres.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Chenín
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Winery: Scala Dei
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
White wine Aged in wood. 12 months in foudres.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Chenín
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Winery: Scala Dei
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Scala Dei Massipa

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

 

Celler Scala Dei is a historic wine of Priorat. In 1878, the first bottles of Priorat wine left their facilities to go to the Universal Exhibition in Paris. Almost a century later, in 1973, Scala Dei went from bulk wine commercialisation to the production of bottled wines.

Celler Scala Dei works with 90 hectares of their own vineyards, distributed in 40 different locations. All these plots are located between 400 and 800 metres of altitude, on different kinds of soils. Slate, clay and calcareous soils, with all the possible orientations thanks to the unique terrain of the region.

 

Scala Dei Massipa is a wine made from White Grenache and Chenin from a single vineyard, La Massipa. It is located next to the Masdeu vineyard, facing East, at 650 metres of altitude, and on red clay soils with incrustations of gypsum. It is 45 years old, and it is the only vineyard with white grapes owned by Celler Scala Dei.

Both varieties are harvested at the same time and they are vinified in the same way. Once they arrive at the winery, the grapes are pressed, settled, and transferred to foudres. Here they will go through the fermentation with native yeasts at a controlled temperature of 16-18ºC. They age for 12 months in the same foudres whey they ferment, with a weekly batonnage.

 

Scala Dei Massipa is a creamy, elegant and fresh wine. The aromas of fresh white fruit stand out, with notes of flowers and Mediterranean grass. Massipa is the re-edition of one of the products of this winery that had been made in the past under the name "Blanco de Scala Dei". With this wine they intend to show the freshest side of the White Grenache in Priorat.

Serve at 8.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
White meat with sauce, Risottos, Mushrooms, Baked white fish

Tasting notes Scala Dei Massipa

The Priorat region was marked by heavy drought and heat. Following an autumn and winter with normal temperatures and rainfall, spring began with an abnormal drought and high temperatures. Flowering was successful, occurring before the expected date, but the rains didn’t come. During the summer the high temperatures continued, and the lack of rainfall resulted in the earliest harvest in history. In general, the wines of this vintage are noted for their concentration, being less pronounced in wines produced with local varieties such as Grenache or Cariñena. Perfect for enjoying young, and with a medium aging capacity.
We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
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.

Ratings

  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 93

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

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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