ALFREDO ARRIBAS PORTAL DEL PRIORAT clos del priorat tros de clos 2014
about the wine
this is the rarest of alfredo arribas’ offerings and the purest expression of carignan one will find in priorat, fewer than 150 cases are produced from this tiny parcel of 101 year old vines that sit on el molar’s steepest slope biodynamically farmed and made in alfredo’s signature minimalist style, tros de clos crackles with lively acid and intensely pure carignan fruit. tasting notes it has a gorgeous, intellectual nose that is beautifully defined and elegant, not powerful but mineral-rich and earthy, blossoming with aeration. the palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins, pure, unbridled dark cherry and plum fruit intermingling with minerals and slate aromas. a wine that demonstrates the unbridled greatness of carignan, a wine that takes you straight to priorat.