£25.10/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
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.
|Ruby red / Garnet glints / Opaque|
|Expressive / Red fruit / Red berries / Violets / Spices|
|With body / Silky / Elegant tannins / Mineral / Long|
Drinking and storing
Turkey / Duck with red fruits / Chicken with raisins and plums / Oven-cooked pork / Paté / Aperitifs
Ratings and awards
|2018||91 PK||92 SK|
|2016||91 PN||92 SK|
Top of the WOW factor
In the search for reasonably priced wines from this outstanding Spanish region, when you find Prior de Scala Dei you know you have found the ultimate. Outstanding in every way - so much so that I like to think that the translation into English would be something like Stairway to God - although I know it's not!
Delicious flavour ,well worth the extra expense and I would recommend to anyone who likes full bodied priorat. Bravo bravo
Scala Dei jamás defrauda
Un vino consistente, Priorato típico, pero a la vez elegante. Viene a sustituir al, para mi, legendario Cartoixa, el primer crianza surgido en la comarca en 1974, aunque en mi opinión no está a su altura al haber perdido su lado más "salvaje", tan típico de la zona.En resumidas cuentas, un excelente vino sobre todo en boca, en nariz un tanto apagado para mi gusto, capaz de acompañar muy bien, lo certifico, carnes con salsa (fricandó), que es lo que he podido experimentar.
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.
Solo correcto y nada más...
Es un vino medio, sin grandes aportaciones y bastante caro para la calidad que me ofrece
After destemming and crushing they were fermented at a regulated temperature to preserve all their ripe fruity aromas. They were then aged in barrels (100% French oak) for one year. This aging then continued for one more year in bottles to ensure that the wine would come out to market at its optimum consumption time.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Barrel age||New and semi-new|
|Type of wood||French oak|
The vine stock is 35 to 60 years old, planted on terraces, and our winegrowing practices are geared to yielding grapes with the characteristics of the wine we want.
|Vine age||Between 35 and 60 years|
Celler Scala Dei
Cellers Scala Dei is the founding winery of DOQ Priorat and a benchmark for quality even before the area was rediscovered in the 1980s. They are heirs to the tradition of the Carthusian monks, who selected the best payments in the region, and were the first to sell bottled wines, in 1973. Forgotten for a time, it has regained its vitality and has become one of the best references in the appellation since it became part of the Codorníu Group and the enology management was...