Tasting notes: SCALA DEI PRIOR RED 2015 MAGNUM
- View: Clean and bright. Intense ruby high layer with ruby garnet and blue in the trim.
- Nose: Aromas of red and black fruits, fresillas forest, you must, floral nuances of violets. Notes of toast and spice.
- Mouth: It is a wine with body, finesse, silky on the palate with ripe tannins and elegant and are complemented with mineral aromas that gives the licorella.
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 in some of the estates bodega Scaladei. 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.
Founded by the same families that in 1840 buy la cartuja, Wineries of Scaladei 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.