Prior de Scala Dei 2016

Red Crianza wine Celler Scala Dei Priorat (Spain) Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon y Syrah 4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente Based on 2 reviews Price: 22.95 € VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle
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Other vintages and formats available: 2015 - 1.50 L - 40.41 €

22.95 € 0.75 L bottle

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Priorat essentials (II)

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Details for Prior de Scala Dei 2016

Type:
Red Crianza wine
Producer:
Celler Scala Dei
Wine region:
Priorat (Spain)
Grape varieties:
Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon y Syrah
Bottle:
0.75 L
Alcohol content:
15,0%

Prior de Scala Dei 2016
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Review:

Prior is a very fine wine, one with personality, a wine that emanates tradition and authenticity, and most interesting when it comes to getting better acquainted with the richness of this extraordinary denomination. It's a wine which will captivate the nose, as well as surprise you if you've already seen the label. You may well read it through again to make sure you've got it right. A Priorat? You'll have your doubts for a while. Decant it and carry on sniffing. It's not its composition, because along with the historic Garnacha and Cariñena varieties, there's also some Cabernet and Syrah; it's the terroir. The soil leaves its mark.

Prior has a complex nose yet at the beginning the outstanding aromas are woody, of Mediterranean pine groves in particular and fir trees, which will make you think at first of a wine from neighbouring Montsant. Some of the grapes used in making this wine come from the typical slatey 'llicorella' soils, but also from the clayey ground of the higher altitude vineyards. Just as there are Montsant wines with a Priorat soul, there are wines in the Priorat with a Montsant spirit, or on entry at least. This is one of them, as you will discover.

Celler Scala Dei is the winery most closely linked to the Priorat's history. The Priorat's cradle, it was also the first winery in the denomination to bottle wine, in 1974. The winery has always owned the same vineyards, so both the vines and the vine-growing team know the terroir well. The majority are Garnacha grapevines, but there are also some very old Cariñenas, planted in 1904, as well as Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Around 60 ha of vineyards in total, distributed among 42 different estates, with very varied orientations, altitudes and soil types, a diversity that we find in their wines, with Prior not only no exception but also the one which best picks this up, made as it is with grapes from several parcels.

The Garnacha, the foremost variety in this wine's composition, drives the fruit aromas yet its complexity is down to the overall coupage, with plenty of red fruit, but also blueberries, damp notes of undergrowth and hints of raisins, as well as a chocolatey undertone. The Priorat expression has greater presence on the palate, although it's an accessible one since the wine's still very young: meaty, sweetish, not exceptionally robust and very easily drinkable. With a menthol and mild eucalyptus finish. As the saying on the label goes, a "Vi fi de terrer", a fine terroir wine.

Food Pairing:
Turkey / duck with red fruits / chicken with raisins and plums / oven-cooked pork / paté / aperitifs
Vineyard:
Vine age:
Entre 35 y 60 years
Soil:
Llicorella
Climate:
Mediterranean
Yields:
Low yields
Production:
Ageing period:
12 months
Barrel age:
New and semi-new
Type of wood:
French and American oak
Tasting:
Colour:
Ruby red / garnet glints / high density
Bouquet:
Expressive / red fruit / red berries / violets / spices
Palate:
With body / silky / elegant tannins / mineral / long
Recommendations:
Optimum serving temperature:
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Decanting:
Aeration is recommended

Customer reviews of Prior de Scala Dei 2016

4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente4.5 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 2 opiniones de cliente 4.5 /5 (Based on 2 reviews)

4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente4.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente Bueno | by: Richard Church 01 June 2018

Delicious flavour ,well worth the extra expense and I would recommend to anyone who likes full bodied priorat. Bravo bravo

5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente Excelencia máxima | by: marchessi 02 May 2018

Explosión frutal, derroche de matices y aromas en el nivel de los vinos de Priorat, pero este además es particularmente suave en boca, nuevamente la pizarra calcárea inmortal vuelve a triunfar sobre el resto de los vinos mortales.

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Celler Scala Dei

Celler Scala Dei
* Celler Scala Dei

Priorat, Spain

Celler Scala Dei belongs to the Codorníu Group, which has many projects in other denominations in Spain and worldwide, totalling more than 3,000 hectares of vineyards in its possession: Raimat (Costers del Segre), Masia Bach (Catalunya), Abadia de Poblet (Conca de Barberà), Bodegas Bilbaínas (Rioja),...

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