Alfredo Arribas, El Mas de L’A, Quars, Garnacha Blanca, 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.

Winemaking

The grapes come from soils composed of quartz and clay, harvested before the point of fully ripeness, pressed directly to preserve part of the stems, and naturally fermented with their own yeasts in cement and steel vats. The ageing takes place in Bocois, 500-litre French oak barrels, for 10 months. Bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Note

A wine that displays the freshest version of the white Grenache, rounded off by the nuances standing out from the oak ageing. Smoky notes and tarte citron, and a touch herbal. Melons, lemon and a  lovely salinity fill the palate creating opulence, yet this is fresh and mineral. It is pure harmony, refined with balanced acidity.

Goes well with

Black rice with seafood.

Cellaring

6-10 years with careful cellaring.

Features

Varieties:  Garnacha Blanca 100%
Colour: White
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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