Scala Dei Negre
These are the vineyards on the coasts of steep slopes, in the soil of llicorella. The weather is very dry and the resulting wine is red, the so called black of Scala Dei.
Varieties: Grenache, Carinyena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sirà
Alcohol content: 14.5% Vol.
Total tartaric acid: 5.3 g / l
This wine is mainly fed by vineyards between 15 and 25 years old planted in terraces where a specific winemaking method is used to obtain a grape with the features of this wine: grapes with a high acidity, a concentration of fresh fruit avoiding its over-maturation and an alive tannin, though mature. In particular, the grape for this wine always reaches the selection table under extraordinary conditions, as it is indeed perceived in the wine year after year.
It is made in small open deposits of 7000 kg, grouping homogeneously ripe grapes. Fermentation with natural yeasts provides greater typicity. By means of the tasting, the moment to press is decided: according to the vine of origin, the contact time of the skins with the must oscillate between 12 and 16 days. It is then kept in stainless steel tanks for 6-8 months until bottled.
Its colour is intensely red, with a blueish rivet that denotes the lively aromas of a ripe red fruit, both fresh and attractive at the same time. In the mouth it is a corpulent and bursting wine, with frank memories of the fruit found through the smell and with the typical minerality of the Priorat’s llicorella soil.