A heretic is born: Cellers de Scala Dei – l’Heretge 2016

by  |  16-10-2018

According to all facts and figures available, the Grenache grape is what dominates the vineyards and production in DOQ Priorat, standing at 39% of the total as of 2017. It used to be a bit higher historically but foreign varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah were introduced mid-20th century to take a bit away from its dominance and then, in that last few years, the total of white grapes has been growing as well, rising from 4% to nearly 7% in just a couple of years. Thankfully Grenache has remained strong as it’s a lovely grape when done well and Cellers de Scala Dei do indeed do it very well; in fact something like 80% or more of their annual production is focused upon this grape. From their youngest “Garnatxa” wine that’s an outstanding value at 10€ up to their individual “Les Garnatxes” at 75€ from […]
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