Appearance: Deep, dense cherry red with violet hues.
Nose: Aromas of ripe black fruits, plum and a touch of violet intermingle with distinct mineral notes which give it its distinct Priorat typicity.
Palate: Dry and full-bodied. Robust, silky, and supple with intense mature tannins, very smooth body and a long lingering finish.
Vinification: Scala Dei (Latin for "Ladder of God") is the oldest winery in Priorat, founded in 1163. From their oldest vines on the property and is their top critically acclaimed bottle. Aged 18 months in a mix of new and old French and American oak based on the vintage. This 2009 is a library release and in a wonderful time of its life to drink.
Recommended Food Pairing: Roasted pork loin, grilled red meat with rosemary and herbs, or a rack of lamb.