Drinking and storing
Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Duck confit / Chicken with raisins and plums / Veal steak / Rice with truffles / Braised vegetables / Venison stew
Ratings and awards
A Priorat-worthy, Samsó-forward Montsant!
I'm a huge fan of Priorat reds, and this Montsant-labelled wine is Priorat in character (as some are). Moreover, I favour the Samsó (Carinyena) grape over the more-prevalent Garnatxa Tinta, and this Trossos Vells is heavier towards the Samsó. A wine with body, fruit, wood, the mineral bite of the region, and a noticeable focus on the Samsó structure. Highly recommended for lovers of the Samsó grape!
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Alfredo Arribas began his career in the wine business in 2001, with the Portal del Priorat project, on the Clos del Portal estate. With his curiosity aroused regarding the potential of the neighbouring denomination of Montsant, he was inspired to operate these two regions in parallel, making two limited production lines called “Trossos”. Tros Blanc and Tros Negre were his first two cuvées, two single varietals of Garnacha Blanca and Garnacha Tinta, followed shortly after by...