From the winemaker:
The wines take their name from the Carthusian monks, who since 1598 have lived a life of solitude and prayer in the Monastery of Santa Maria Scala Coeli.
The reds are a blend of the Alentejo’s most traditional grape varieties: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alfrocheiro, Periquita, Moreto and Tinta Caiada. Aged in oak, the wines are elegant, with good structure combing the aromas of the grape varieties used and conferring a persistent and complex flavour.
Wine & Spirits 89pts: A blend of touriga nacional, jaen (mencía), tinta roriz (tempranillo) and alfrocheiro, DAC is consistently one of the best buys from Dão. This vintage has a...
Decanter 91pts: Floral and fine yet firm. A very focused, mineral, biodynamic wine with terrific purity of grapefruit and lime; very persistent. From the winemaker: Crystaline citrus color. Delicate tangerine...
From the importer: Ample and gentle in the mouth, reveals complexity with hints of roast and minerals but also underwood and ink. Complex, round, edgeless despite the tannic strength. Long...