Alfredo Arribas, El Mas de L’A, Lo Noir, Garnacha Tinta, Pinot Noir, 2021, Priorat, Catalonia, Spain

Producer Profile

Alfredo Arribas a multidisciplinary architect, has developed most of his renowned international career in multiple world locations. Recently, more of his works have taken place in his birth town, Barcelona.

In 2001, Alfredo started his adventure in the wine world, after acquiring the estate Clos del Portal, in Priorat, where he centres his activity. In parallel, he develops a recovery task of a bunch of old vines – Trossos – in the neighbour Montsant appellation.

“El Mas de l’A” is undoubtedly clearly focused on the search for a different Priorat. A project based on the different red and white Grenache grapes growing in the enclave of La Morera de Montsant, a valley located between the small towns of Cornudella and Poboleda, this region stands out for its ideal climatic conditions, a perfect balance between north and south, an altitude of 500 metres above sea level, and a rich range of soils.

Viticulture

Opting for sustainable agriculture and viticulture, co-planting as a rule, and stimulating the virtues of the youngest vines. The result is a range of very fine wines with a lower alcohol content and silky tannins. Wines with great potential and small productions.

Lo Noir, the dream in search of absolute finesse without giving up intensity. Gradually shorten the distance between Grenache and Pinot Noir, making their confluence physically real. Limited production of Grenaches from very old clones and incipient Pinot Noirs.

Winemaking

Berry-by-berry destemming and early gathering of small fermentations in steel vats and old casks according to the grapes condition. Aged in barrels of 500 and 600L for 15 months. Tradition and unknown sensations meet each other every year.

Tasting Note

Hedonistic on the nose, an abundance of raspberry and blueberry notes with a fresh spritz of citrus. Velvety tannins making the mouthfeel luxurious and silky. A gracious wine with just a touch of soft spice and a wonderful length.  This wine is so thought out, so well made, integration and balance in complete harmony. Wine making perfection.

Goes well with

Crispy quail with caramel soy sauce and Asian slaw.

Cellaring

6-10 years with careful cellaring.

Features

Varieties:  Garnacha Tinta, Pinot Noir
Colour: Red
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Priorat, Catalonia
Vintage: 2021
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