About the wine
Masdeu is a vineyard planted in terraces, goblet style, located on the slope of the Montsant, it Cellers de Scala Deis highest vineyard reaching around 800 meters on the highest terrace. The soil is red clay at the lower end, gradually increasing the limestone content until we reach the higher terrace with a totally limestone soil. Orientation is southeast and was replanted during the twentieth century, in 1974. It is one of the vineyards that the monks had planted with Grenache centuries before. With this wine we wanted to recover a heritage that existed in the Priorat and that took us to the first bottling from Cellers de Scala Dei. So, having thoroughly investigated how those bottles of the 70s had been made we started making Masdeu. Its harvest takes place during the third week of October, in small boxes, using all of the stems during its fermentation, and crushed grapes (not whole). It is fermented in small cement deposits of 3,500 litres, imitating the temperature peaks of the last centurys fermentations, without adding any commercial yeast. It is then pressed in the same cement tank.