Profile of La Conreria de Scala Dei

La Conreria de Scala Dei has to be one of the most beautifully located wineries in the Iberian Peninsula. Nestled in the ancient village of Scala Dei, right under the beautiful Montsant (“holy mountain”) and just next to the 12th century Cartoixa d’ Scala-Dei, a stunning monastery in ruins, today the symbol of the chic Priorat wine region. This top end winery, run by three partners (one of whom is a priest), is particularly well-known for making exciting white wines with the native Garnacha Blanca grape (Grenache Blanc). Priorat is not the most famous of Spanish wine regions for whites; one usually thinks of the blockbuster, high alcohol reds (which La Conreria d’ Scala Dei also make) adored by American, French and British wine critics. But wines such as “Nona” and “Les Brugueres” stand out in the sea of wines, as unusual, interesting and deliciously memorable. They are both creamy, oily even, and need food.

Visiting La Conreria de Scala Dei is a treat. Winemaker Jordi Vidal, one of the most modest and talented enologists in the area, will let you taste a sample of the “black wines” from the barrel and have a peek around the micro boutique winery. The cellars lead out to a vineyard with views over the gorgeous mountains.

Wines produced

  • Iugiter

    Dry Red. Blend of 85% Garnacha tinta (negre), 10% Cabernet & 5% Carineña. 6 months in new American oak.

  • Les Brugueres

    Dry White. Young. 100% Garnacha blanca, 100 year old vines. Single vineyard wine. Fermented in stainless steel and only lightly filtered.

  • Nona

    Dry White. Aged. 100% Garnacha blanca. Cask fermented and 3 months aging in new French oak

  • Laudes

    65% Garnacha tinta (negre) & 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery details

La Conreria de Scala Dei

Mitja Galta, 32
43379 Scala Dei
Tarragona
Tel +34 977827055
Fax +34 977827055

Appellation
Priorat
Founded
1997
Area under vine
13 ha
Oak barrel origin
American and French
Winemaker
Jaume Sabater
Owner
Josep Maria Mitjans
Grape varietals
Garnacha Tinta (Grenache Noir), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena (Carignan), Merlot, Garnacha Blanca (Grenache Blanc)

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