Col. Trossos, Vells, Cariñena, 2020, Montsant, 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 neighbor Montsant appelation.

Perfectionist and empirical at the same time, Alfredo associates elaboration to creativity. Bringing forth vinifications with substantial notes and accents, he proposes sensible Priorats.

The respect and curiosity for different origins and terroirs creates in his work the proliferation of references, itineraries through the territory, with the explicit duality between search/discovery… in the spectrum of his wines.


“Tros” is the name given to the small terroir that one farmer is capable of working in a day. Trossos is a collection of old vines, small plots from the historic area of the Montsant appellation, always identifiable by their origin and by their diverse soils: sandy, calcareous or red clays. The Trossos monovarietal relationship brings together this great wealth, accentuated by a respectful work that gives the wines a classic approach starting from the tradition, obtaining vintages of great potential and complexity. Wines to be kept, highly representative of the origin’s value and the lineage of each variety.

Vells, is sourced from 60 – 65 year old Cariñena vines of the Masroig, grown in red clays. 8 vineyards in the heart of the D.O.  Handpicked in the middle of September  until the  beginning Oct. Exhaust ripening process that shows a pleasurable and authentic view of the variety.


FERMENTATION – each parcel is vinified separately using indigenous yeast, in small tanks.

AGEING – 11 months in French oak barrels of different sizes.

Tasting Note

Vibrant tannins with absence of reduction. Aromas of violets, modelled over clays having a very close earthiness. A classic wine that until the present time had not existed as such.

Goes well with

Flavourful meat dishes such as spicy lamb meatballs, beef brisket, or roasted pork. It also pairs well with rich poultry dishes like roasted duck or confit duck.


5 – 8 years with careful cellaring.


Varieties: Cariñena 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Spain
Region: Montsant, Catalonia
Vintage: 2021

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