Full Review

Scala Dei

Scala Dei
2015 Garnatxa , Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Cellar Selection

Scala Dei
2015 Garnatxa , Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Nearly opaque dusty ruby color. Aromas of mulberry cobbler, bramble, licorella - wet granite, and malabar pepper with a medium-full body and a medium-long finish with earthy, woody tannins. Innate minerality is a leit-motif in this nice Grenache with an old world nose. Shows good promise.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich, full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: mulberry cobbler, bramble, licorella - wet granite, and malabar pepper
Taste Flavor: medium-long
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Innate minerality is a leit-motif in this nice Grenache with an old world nose. Shows good promise.

The Producer or Importer

Aveniu Brands, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
509 S Exeter, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.