Conreria d'Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei 2019
80% Garnacha and 20% Carinena aged 20 months in French and American oak, it is exudes classic Priorat aromas of black cherries and bramble fruit with notes of baked slate, licorice root and wild herbs.
The estate was founded in 1997 by Jordi Vidal and two friends. Their top site, Les Brugueres, and its centenary vines of Garnatxa Blanca produces one of the most delicious, single-varietal white wines in the DOQ. Jordi also makes an elegant version of Black Slate from vines in Escaladei as well as our only Black Slate white from vines he tends in the village of La Morera. Jordi organically farms several sites that vary in location, elevation and soil. While most are located near the winery there are a few vineyards in the neighboring villages of La Vilella Alta, Poboleda and La Morera. Some sites are planted on steep slopes and terraces while the remainder are on lower-elevation alluvial soils.