- One of Catalonia's emerging superstars, Alfredo Arribas was a nationally renowned architect before shifting his focus to farming and winemaking fifteen
years ago, and is known for making some of the most elegant wines in Priorat and Montsant - Wines that are massive in terms of flavor and complexity,
but diminutive in terms of alcohol levels and extraction…The opposite of the over ripe, over wooded Priorats of old.
- Alfredo Arribas’ estate is composed of about 150 acres in Priorat and 50 acres in southern Montsant, many of these vines are on original rootstock
and pushing 100 years in age.
- Farming is organic/biodynamic, elevage is similarly natural, with native yeast, short macerations, minimal S02, and a “less is more” ethos.
About the Wine
- The goal with Gotes, (which means "droplets" in Catalan) is freshness. Organically farmed grapes are picked and fermented to show the minerality of
the site and the fresher fruit profile of the wine. Thus, the wine has good natural acidity, which makes it ideal for hearty foods and cellaring.
Vintage: 2016 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 50% Grenache / 50% Carignan
Origin: Spain | Appellation: Priorat
Elaboration: Slate soils on north and northwest facing hillside slopes. Hand picked from mid Sept. to 2nd week Oct. Organically farmed
Grapes harvested in perfect health and maturation. Fermented in Stainless steel and barreled for 9 months in French oak.
Winemaker: Alfredo Aribas
"Owner Alfredo Arribas started the Gotes line in 2008 with the aim of showing that Priorat wines can be fresh and delicate. This is delicious in
its simplicity of flavors, with deep tones of strawberries and blackberries. Imagine a barbecue accompanied by this refreshing wine; it's the
perfect company for summer days." ~Wine & Spirits
Production: 1,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 5.85g/l | Residual Sugar: <2 g/l
| pH: 3.36
Press & Points
2015 - 92 Points, Wine & Spirits
2014 - 94 Points, Wine & Spirits
2010 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate
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