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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Scala Dei Priorato Cartoixa 2007
Scala Dei Priorato Cartoixa 2007
(search item no. 115606)
collectible wine
boutique wine


PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Crafted of Garnacha from the property's best vineyards, Cartoixa shows a deep purple color with hints of terracotta. A complex layering of soft red fruit compote, chocolate and vanilla come together on the palate. The wine is robust and powerful with ripe tannins that add to intensity. Bottle aging produces a balanced and rounded wine.
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About Scala Dei:

This remarkable winery dates back to the 12th century and is surrounded by some of the most distinctive winemaking geography in Spain. Scala Dei (Latin for "Ladder of God") produces wines of exceptional flavor and depth which are among the most critically acclaimed from Priorat, one of Spain’s smallest and most recognized DOs. The dramatic terroir of the region surrounding the winery is breathtakingly steep and covered in black slate. The extremely low yields, in some cases only two pounds of fruit per vine, produce highly concentrated grapes. This, together with the intense hand labor used in Priorat, results in wines of superb quality and explains the costliness of the region’s wines. More than half of Priorat’s wine production is exported.