Bodegas Marco Abella Loidana, Priorat DOCa, Spain, 2014
"Attractive cassis and cherry fruit aromas with spicy elements and sweet earthy notes. A juicy, fine-grained palate. Sweet spicy complexity at the finish.”
55% Garnatxa, 35% Carinyena, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Priorat DOQ, Tarragona, Catalonia
The Cartoixa (Carthusian Monastery) of Scala Dei represents the birthplace of wines and wine-making in the DOQ Priorat region. The Carthusian monks brought from Provence in the 12th century the knowledge and techniques to develop a winegrowing culture that established itself firmly and has evolved over the centuries. The two indigenous varieties Garnacha and Carignan were introduced by Carthusian monks at this moment. The Carthusians’ lands made up the historic Priorat area which today forms the DOQ Priorat wine region.
Loidana brings to life the virtues of the land of “Priorat”. The wine expresses the authenticity, typicity and essence of the region. It is the perfect starter wine for those wishing to learn more about the complexity of Priorat wines. Loidana is a a versatile and cheerful wine which makes it perfect for any occasion.
This wine offers intense aromas of fruits (strawberry, cherry, raspberry and black cherries) with hints of blue flowers, cedar and spices. Smooth and velvety on the palate, it remains harmonious to the finish. Very fresh.