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Red Wine Scala Dei Prior 2017

Red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Scala Dei
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€20.90
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One of the mid-range wines from bodega Scala Dei, Scala Dei Prior is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sorted from 35 to 65-year-old vineyards planted in slate (llicorella) soils at altitudes from 400 to 600 metres, in the heart of DOQ Priorat.

Hand-harvested in little boxes and selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. After that, this Spanish red wine was transferred into French oak barrels and French oak vats for 12 months.

Finally, Scala Dei Prior 2017 was bottled and aged for a further 12 months before its commercial release.

It is advisable to decant this Crianza red wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Scala Dei Prior is medium purple with a garnet and bluish rim.

Nose

This blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is gently mineral, lively and nuanced. Notes of blue flowers, spices and wild berries, with some toasted and smokey nuances.

Palate

Smooth-bodied, round and very fresh, this wine from bodega Scala Dei has a nice acidity, vibrant tannins and a long finish with remembrances of mulberries, pencil lead and garrigue. 

Our personal opinion

The red wine Scala Dei Prior 2017 is a faultless Priorat. 

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides Guía de los 365 días (Vivir el Vino) - 94 points.
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
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Impressive wine
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Fantastic Garnacha, super intense and super fresh at the same time. Real Priorat character.
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