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Conreria Black Sate La Morera Blanc 2018

$24
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  • While chalky soils are not common in the Priorat, you can find them at higher elevations in the villages of Escaladei and La Morera as they border the limestone rich Montsant range. A short period on the skins before pressing gives La Morera a textural quality to its apricot and herbal flavors, reminiscent of the Les Brugueres in miniature, while the soils make themselves known in the elegant and mineral backbone of the wine.
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: D.OCa. Priorat
    • Grapes: Garnatxa Blanca, Garnatxa Gris
    • Aging period:  4 months on its lees in stainless steel tanks
    • Oak: N/A
  • It’s uncontroversial to say that monks and wine go together likes peas and pods, so when the Carthusians order arrived in the Priorat in the late 12th century one of the first things that they did was plant vines. Their priory, the Cartoixa d’Scala Dei, literally the steps to god, might have referred to the rugged landscape or the terraces required to farm this remote land. These priors would lend their name to this entire region, the Priorat, and were instrumental in the creation of many of the now famous villages in the DOQ – the oldest of which, Escaladei bears the original name of the medieval priory. While now in ruins, any visit to the Priorat inevitably includes a stop at the Cartoixa d’Scala Dei picturesquely situated at the foot of the Montsant.