Red Wine Trossos Vells 2018

Red wine from Montsant. Varietal Carignan and aged for 11 months in used French oak barrels.
Crianza. 11 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Carignan,
Wineries: Alfredo Arribas
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Alfredo Arribas, Trossos Vells is a very interesting Spanish red wine from Montsant, southern Catalonia.

This single varietal Crianza red wine is made from grapes coming from several plots of old Carignan vineyards, planted in red clay soils.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed, cold-soaked and fermented at a controlled temperature. After the completion of alcoholic fermentation, this wine of the Portal del Priorat winery (Alfredo Arribas' project in Montsant)  was aged for 11 months in used French oak barrels.

Finally, this red wine from Montsant was blended, bottled and further aged for some months in the cellar before its release.

Decant Trossos Vells 2018 a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

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The red wine Trossos Vells has a bright, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.


Intense, elegant notes of black fruit, bitter cocoa, spices and flowers, alongside a deep note of liquorice. On the background, this sophisticated Carignan from Montsant suggests some mineral overtones and notions of smoke and toast.


Pleasant and smooth, this red wine from Montsant by Alfredo Arribas has great elegance, conveying a real sense of place and showing plenty of nuance. Bitter chocolate, aromatic herbs, red berries and mineral remembrances. Mild tannins, good focus, smooth texture and refreshing acidity. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

A truly terroir-oriented wine, this old-vines Carignan is full of nuance and intrincacy. Enjoy Trossos Vells 2018 with meat dishes.


Trossos Vells 2014:

Enterwine 93.

Trossos Vells 2013:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.

Trossos Vells 2012:

Blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Parker 92. Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.

Trossos Vells 2011:

Peñín 92, Parker 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 11
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Cariñena
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
great wine
Fabulously fresh and deep, with laser-like precision. Outstanding vintage.
Review by (Posted on 19 July 2018)
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