Red Wine Scala Dei Heretge 2018

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Varietal old-vines Carignan aged for 16 months in French oak vats.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan,
Wineries: Scala Dei
P 94 93 93
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Product Description

We are happy to present the phenomenal 2018 vintage of Scala Dei Heretge, a one-of-a-kind Carignan red wine produced by bodega Scala Dei, the oldest winery in DOQ Priorat.

This exceptional Spanish red wine comes from over 80-year-old vines planted in three vineyards: Cap la Serra, Parts de l'Ase and La Font, located between La Vilella Alta and Torroja del Priorat.

Picked by hand and meticulously selected, once in the cellar the grapes were partially destemmed and fermented in open concrete diposits for a period of 30 days. Then Scala Dei Heretge 2018 was aged for 16 months in 4,000-litre French oak vats for 16 months.

Finally, this Priorat red wine was aged for a significant period of time in the bottle before its commercial release.

An instant classic, this Crianza red wine is hard to come by. Grab one bottle while you can!

Decant 1 hour before drinking at the very least.

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The red wine Scala Dei Heretge is deep purple with some bluish and violet reflections.


This old-vines Carignan has a gripping nose. Ripe wild berries, violets, lavender and bitter cocoa, with some hints of Mediterranean scrub, spices and balsam. There is an imposing, ever-present mineral note permeating everything.


This wine from bodega Scala Dei is complex and ever-evolving, suggesting wild berries, garrigue, spices, flowers and chinese ink. It conveys a real sense of place, with an amazing freshness and a steely acidity that sustains the wine all the way to a memorable, deeply mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

Others have already stated it and we fully agree: Scala Dei Heretge 2018 is a world-class red wine. 


Scala Dei Heretge 2017:

Decanter 98. Parker 92. J. Suckling 92.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Decanter WWA 2021: 98 points & Best in Show. Decanter WWA 2022: 92 points & Silver Medal.
Mono-Varietal Cariñena
Pairings Alone, Birds, Blue cheeses, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Memorable wine
Mind-blowingly good wine. Super intense and concentrated, but nonetheless in full command of itself until the very end.
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