Red Wine 100% Carignan. D.O.Q Priorat.
The grapes come from three different costers: Cap la Serra, Parts de l’Ase and La Font, planted between Vilella Alta and Torroja just after the phylloxera. The predominant orientation is north, except in one of the vineyards where there is a part that faces south. Vineyard age between 80 and 90 years.
Fermentation took place in open cement tanks, alternating punching and pumping over depending on the daily tasting. It fermented with 30% of the stalk, which corresponds to one of the three costers. It was in contact with the skins for 22 days from vatting to pressing. Fermentation takes place with native yeasts.
The wine was aged for 16 months in a 4,000-liter French oak cask.
Cherry red color with a good layer. Deep aromas of black, ripe and fresh fruit, floral tones of violets, marked minerality, typical slate pencil lead.
In the mouth it is complex, deep, full-bodied and fresh at the same time.
Scala Dei Heretge pays tribute to vine growers committed to the Priorat area, whose viticulture techniques date back to the middle of the last century. A heroic, mountain viticulture that adds character to this great wine.
The name of the wine, Heretge (Heretic) was chosen to follow the Scala Dei naming style, and to be the only one that was not created with Garnacha, “a whole heresy” that goes against the historical creed of the winery.
The origins of Cellers de Scala Dei go back to the 19th century when, as a result of the confiscation of Mendizábal, the families of the current owners acquired the lands of the Cartuja de Scala Dei. The wine-growing activity of the monks of this Charterhouse has been documented since 1263, when they wrote down the varieties that best adapted to that “cold land”.
Centuries later, in 1973, Celler Scala Dei was refounded and released the first modern wines.