D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
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.
2018 Platinum Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards. 97 points
2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Medalla de Oro