Priorat is an increasingly famous wine producing region in Catalunya. Scala Dei is a famous and well-established producer there.
The Cartoixa is one of their top wines and is made from some of the finest hand-picked grapes from their estate. It is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Cariñena (Carignan).
It is an ideal companion for stews and casseroles, cured cheeses, cured Iberian ham and other quality cold meats, and especially with venison and grilled meats.
Appearance: A deep to very deep, dense morello cherry red with violet hues.
Aroma: Intense aromas of ripe black fruits, plum plus a touch of violet intermingle with distinct mineral notes from the licorella slate terroir which give it its distinct Priorat typicity. Its ageing in barrels gives it spicy aromas such as vanilla, pepper and toasty notes.
Palate: On the palate it is robust, buttery, supple with intense mature tannins, with full rounded body and a long lingering finish.