Red wine Masdeu Scala Dei 2013

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Masdeu is a red wine from a single vineyard, one of the oldest wine from Scala Dei already working as the carthusian monks. In its production, has recovered the way you work and the ancient techniques of winemaking that had desaparecidor in Priorat, as the fermentation and refining in fats and deposits of cement. With this Book we intend to show the different faces of Grenache Scala Dei, depending on your height, soil and preparation.

DEVELOPMENT (VINIFICATION)

With this wine we wanted to recover a heritage of development that existed in Priorat and that takes us up to the first bottled wines of Cellers Scala Dei. So,having investigated as those bottles of the years 70 had been developed, we have vinified the Masdeu. Vintage during the third week of October, in small boxes, with the 100% from the stems in the fermentation, but with the grape pressed (not whole). Fermented in a small tank of cement 3.500 liters, imitating the peak temperature of the fermentations of the last century, without added yeast, and pressing at the own tank of cement.
Foster: the 55% the wine was for 16 months in deposit of cement, the 25% wine 16 months in foudre of 1.400 liters, the 15% in the barrel of 600 litres during also 16 months and the rest in a jar buried in a wooden crate with clay during 16 months.

VINEYARD (VITICULTURE)

Masdeu is a vineyard terraced situated on the slopes of the Montsant, in the D. O. Q. Priorat. Is the vineyard Cellers Scala Dei has more height, comes around 800 meters at its tallest terrace. The soil is red clay in its lower part, to go to increasing the content of the limy as we are coming to the last terrace where is a floor of stones completely.. Orientation South-East, and planted during the TWENTIETH century, in 1945. It is one of the vineyards that the monks had planted Grenache from centuries ago.
The add 2013 it was “the vintage“, the vintage wine preceded by a cold winter, spring, generous rainfall, cool summer at the beginning and then warm but not hot, late harvest and lack of rain during harvest, did that the maturation slow and regular,resulting in wines with body, fruit and fresh at the same time. The only but is that it was a short crop for the Grenache, because the curd was not very good.
AWARDS
95 POINTS GUIDE PEÑÍN 2018
94 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR 2017
90 POINTS GUIDE PROENSA 2017
95 POINTS ROBERT PARKER 2016
93 POINTS YEARBOOK OF WINES (THE COUNTRY) 2018
9,81 POINTS GUIA DE VINS DE CATALUNYA 2017

Description

Tasting notes: MASDEU SCALA DEI RED WINE 2013

  • View: Ruby red / bright / reflections garnets
  • Nose: Fragrant / floral aromas / violets / blossom / fruity aromas / fruits of the forest / balsamic / aromatic herbs / mineral notes
  • Mouth: Powerful / tasty / spicy notes / good acidity / fine tannins / balanced / elegant / long / persistent

The winery

Land of vineyards

Already in 1775, the traveler british Henry Swinburne claimed that, in the region of Reus, “the best wine to drink is what is harvested in the mountains of the carthusians”. Two hundred years later, these mountains are cultivated vineyards, where excellent wines, a raw material of a quality that is recognized both before, as today.

Hundreds of years ago who practiced the viticulture at some of the fincas of Bodegas Scala Dei. Are the lands where it has remained the vineyard throughout the centuries, so that the grape that has been obtained has always been quality undisputed. The grapes coming out of our wines comes from vines that are about fifty years of media. Are nearly sixty acres -of garnacha and cariñena, mainly- spread over 42 different farms and that, very often, they are small worlds that have nothing to do with each other and cultivate and take care from the respective particularity. Parcels located between the 400 and the 800 meters above sea level, what makes us count on some of the vineyards of higher altitude of the Priorat. There are three types of soil you have (whiteboards, clays and calcareous soils) and, due to the rugged orography of the territory, we have in all possible orientations. All of this allows us to have a wide range of nuances in the wines, attentive to the smallest detail of the production, considering that it is the winery itself that controls and works the farms directly.

History

Founded by the same families that in 1840 buy la cartuja, Bodegas de Scala Dei is the living history of wine in the Priorat. This winery came the first bottles of wine Priorat, in 1878, path of the Universal Exhibition of Paris. Wines that still age in the former digs of the carthusians, of the SEVENTEENTH century, open only to guided tours.

 

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Weight1.5 kg
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2013

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Very Good

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