Scala Dei Pla dels Àngels
Fine and delicate, this wine shows one more of the facades that black Grenache can have in Scala Dei. Its fragrance, freshness and fineness come from the clay vineyards of northern Priorat.
Varieties: 100% black Grenache
Alcohol content: 14.5% Vol.
Total tartaric acid: 6 g / l
The grapes come from the highest areas of Scala Dei, where the clay soils retain its acidity and, therefore, the freshness of the grapes at the harvesting time. There are both young and old vineyards, predominantly from the northern and eastern sides, located between 500 and 600 meters high.
In order to preserve the aromatic characteristics of the Grenache, the grapes are cooled when they reach the cellar down to 2ºC, they are then destemmed, and after 3 hours of maceration with their skins, the bleeding begins in the tanks to obtain this pale colour which gives it its particular attractiveness. After that, it is disgorged, and it is treated as if it were a white wine. Once the wine fermentation is due, it is kept in stainless steels for about 4 months, until the time of bottling.
Its colour is so pale that it makes us feel that even if it comes from black grapes, it will be closer to a white wine. Its blue reflections on the rivet show a faint grey colour to the horseshoe, which is very attractive to the eye.
Aromatically, it has the subtlety of fine and delicate red and tropical fruits owing to the vine from which the grapes come from; we can also notice citrus tones which make it so fresh that it invites us to sample it. In the mouth it is an explosion of fresh sensations, strawberries, aromas and also aniseed tones. It is definitely refreshing to the mouth and its final aftertaste invites us to drink it again.
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