The new vintage of Iugiter, produced La Conreria d'Scala Dei, is even more interesting than the previous ones.
Made from estate-owned wines belonging to the Priorat DOQ, this time this Spanish red wine is made solely from Grenache and Samsó (Carignan), with no international varieties complementing the local ones.
Coming from vineyards located in the towns of La Vilella Alta and Scala Dei, all of them planted in steep slate slopes, after a meticulous harvest the grapes were macerated with the skins and fermented in stainless steel tanks and 600-litre barrels.
This red wine from Priorat was then aged in French oak barrels of different sizes for 18 months.
Before its commercial release, Iugiter 2014 was aged for a further 18 months in the bottle.
Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
Drink this reserve red wine until 2025+.
The wine Iugiter from Priorat has a very bright, clean cherry colour with a purple rim.
Powerful and characteristic, this blend of Grenache and Samsó is more expressive than ever. Aromas of ripe black fruit, some toasted notes, cocoa powder, sweet spices, fresh herbal suggestions, dim mineral notes and some floral hints
Lighter and nimbler than one might expect, this red wine by La Conreria d'Scala Dei glides across the palate displaying a very good acidity and some smooth, mature tannins. Fresh notes of red berries, remembrances of Mediterranean garrigue and an enticing minerality. Long finish with remembrances of spices and balsam.
|Our personal opinion||
A modern-style Priorat, Iugiter 2014 is characteristic and elegant.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta, Samsó.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Priorat. A love story. That's all I have to say.