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    This limited-production Gran Reserva is only made from exceptional vintages. It has its origins in the Vinya La Scala vineyard, a small eight-hectare parcel planted in 1963. Considered the first Spanish wine made primarily from the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, Vinya La Scala was selected as the official wine for Ronald Reagan’s inauguration at the White House in 1981. Its name is a tribute to the restaurant Jean Leon opened in Beverly Hills during Hollywood’s Golden Age.  The label of every new vintage features the work of a renowned artist. The 2011 vintage comes alive with the colorful universe of Javier Mariscal and his piece Atardecer en Brooklyn [Sunset in Brooklyn].

    Ultimate expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, as well as its aging potential and correct evolution. A wine with an intense and complex aroma. Good tannic structure, great presence and length.

    APPEARANCE

    Deeply opaque, dark cherry red

    NOSE

    Ripe fruit, spices, roasted notes

    PALATE

    Potent entry, full-bodied, firm structure, long and persistent finish

    Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Aging
    24 months in French oak; bottle aged a minimum of 3 years

    Limited production
    6.043 bottles

    ABV
    14%

    Vinification
    20 days (skin contact + fermentation)

    Harvest
    October 4th–5th

    Excellent match for fine red meat with sauces featuring spices like green peppercorn.

    Vinya La Scala is a certified Single Vineyard Wine. In vinicultural terms, this means the wine originates from a vineyard whose unique characteristics endow it with great originality and whose microclimate encourages maximum expressivity.

    Map
    Vinya La Scala

    Vineyard size
    8 hectares

    Vineyard
    1963 First vineyards planted at Jean Leon

    Soil
    Calcareous clay, arenaceous with gravel

    Viticulture

    Organic since 2008

    Vinya La Scala CS GR 2011 – Javier Mariscal

     

    Vinya La Scala CS GR 2009 – Cuixart

     

    Vinya La Scala CS GR 2007 – Bofarull

     

    Vinya La Scala CS GR 1996 – Guinovart

     

    Discovering Jean Leon – Jaume Rovira & Ana Carrión

    2012 Vintage

    -Jamessuckling.com 2018, USA (94 pts.)

    2011 Vintage

    -Guía Proensa 2018, Spain (92 pts.)

    -Wine Advocate 2018, USA (90 pts.)

    -Jamessuckling.com 2017, USA (94 pts.)

    2009 Vintage

    Guía Peñín 2017, Spain (92 pts.)

    Guía Proensa 2017, Spain (95 pts.)

    Gilbert&Gaillard 2017, Spain (Gold Medal)

    2007 Vintage

    Guía Peñín 2017, Spain (90 pts.)

    Catalan Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2016, UK (Gold Medal)

    Guía Proensa 2015, Spain (93 pts.)

    Wine Advocate 2015, USA (90 pts.)

    Mundus Vini 2015, Germany (Gold Medal)

    2003 Vintage

    Guía Peñín 2017, Spain (93 pts.)

    Wine Advocate 2014, USA (91 pts.)

    1996 Vintage

    Guía Peñín 2016, Spain (93 pts.)

    Wine Advocate 2015, USA (92 pts.)

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    27 months in French oak
    bottle aged a minimum of 3 years

    Limited production
    9,352 bottles

     

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