2016 Scala Dei Masdeu, Priorat

Mas Deu comes from a single vineyard at 800 metres planted on clay and limestone soils and is a stunning expression of Mediterranean Garnacha. Floral and alluring, with notes of...

2017 Scala Dei Heretge, Priorat

Called Heretge (heretic) because it’s made, unusually for Priorat, with just Cariñena, this is produced with grapes from two vineyards, planted in 1908 and 1918, that face north and south-east...

2016 Scala Dei St. Antoni, Priorat

St. Antoni is on of the oldest vineyards at Scala Dei, dating back to the late 17th century and planted in a natural amphitheatre at 600 metres. First made as...

2017 Scala Dei Prior, Priorat

Based on Garnacha, with the remaining 35% made up of Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Prior is what Ricard Rofes calls a “key in the door of Priorat”, in that...

2016 Scale Dei Cartoixa, Priorat

“I love stems,” says Ricard Rofes of this marriage of Garnacha with 20% Cariñena, fermented with 60% whole bunches and sourced from the best sites in the northern part of...

2018 Massipa de Scala Dei, Priorat

Formerly sold as plainer Blanc de Scala Dei, this rare and unusual white hails from an east-facing site at 700 metres, planted with Garnacha Blanca and Chenin Blanc in the...

2019 Scale Dei Garnatxa, Priorat

Sourced from parcels on slate and red clay soils, this entry-point Garnacha is all about what Ricard Rofes calls “fruit, freshness and easy drinkability”. Fermented with 15% whole bunches, it’s...

2019 Pisano Progreso Tannat Reserve, Progreso

The Pisanos are among the most famous wine families in Uruguay, as well known for their asados (barbecues) as their Tannats. This is a really good, well-priced introduction to the...

Ribera del Duero Top 100 2020/21

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This is the fourth time I’ve selected my favourite Ribera del Dueros. The latest Top 100 was chosen from 406 samples, which included wines from nearly all of the region’s...

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