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Scala Dei Priorat 2013

Scala Dei 2013 Priorat

Scala Dei is one of the most prominent brands in Priorat. It is situated in the most northern and mountainous areas of Priorat. The Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei represents the birthplace of wines and winemaking in the DOQ Priorat region. as the Carthusian monks brought from Provence in the 12th century the knowledge and techniques to develop a wine growing culture that established itself firmly and has evolved over the centuries.The Carthusians’ lands made up the historic Priorat area which today forms the DOQ Priorat wine region. It is a very exciting piece of history, I cannot wait to visit this one myself to try their amazing Priorat wines!

Scala Dei 2013 Garnacha PrioratOk, back to wine. 2013 vintage of this wine is made from Garnacha variety and offers a combination of youthfulness, fruit driven flavours and some complexity of oak as well. It is very  round and smooth, so good for such a powerful region like Priorat.
Pure Garnacha can’t be better than this – it is so wonderfully fruity, but also alcoholic; medium levels of tannins will not make your gums dry.

I think with all that it is a magnificent work of a winemaker who understands that young wines can be so rough and astringent if no special care taken.

It was sourced at Oddbins (last bottle in Clapham), but check again, maybe it is in stock now!

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