2017 Scala Dei Priorat Garnatxa
2017 Scala Dei Priorat Garnatxa Red berries reappear on the palate (mainly bilberry and redcurrant) with a pleasant mouthfeel. A balanced 2017 vintage wine with freshness, meaty, well structured and rounded.
Scala Dei Garnatxa combines three concepts: freshness, fruit and simplicity. It is made mainly with Garnacha grapes, the predominant variety in our Scala Dei vineyards, and has the pure expression of fruit and terroir. The red clay soils and the altitude of the vineyards located in the foothills of the Sierra del Montsant give it freshness and those of licorella, a genuine imprint that is shown in this wine in the form of prioratine personality, minerality and acidity. It is a good example of what is the Garnacha and what is the Priorat.
In the process of making Scala Dei wine, we advocate sustainable viticulture and oenology, as we have a deep respect for the soil that has always provided us with high quality grapes.
All our vineyards are cultivated organically and ancestrally, without herbicides or systemic pesticides. We also do not use insecticides to control pests and all the treatments we use in our vineyards are natural and organic.
The Grenache variety is so well adapted to our environment that the vines obtain the necessary nutrients and water from the soil, so they require less water resources. A great advantage for sustainability and the main reason why we do not need to irrigate these vineyards. We optimise water in a region where rainfall is rather scarce, using as little as possible.
We do not fertilise the vineyard with chemicals. If any of them need organic matter or nitrogen (with which we work with very low levels to control the vigour of the plant), we use sheep manure as fertiliser. Our aim in the vineyard is to reuse, as much as possible, all by-products from the winemaking process, the vineyard waste and pruning cut offs as compost for the soil.