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Arbossar

Arbossar
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Arbossar
Red wine Crianza. 24 months in foudres.
Variety: Cariñena
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza. 24 months in foudres.
Variety: Cariñena
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Arbossar

Arbossar is a red wine produced by the Terroir al Límit winery in Priorat.

Terroir at Límit is a small winery located in the small town of Torroja, which produces wines based on careful agriculture and character development.

Arbossar is a single-variety Carignan, made with grapes from old vines around 90 years old, and located in the highest areas of Priorat.

Vines are planted on hillsides with steep slopes, called costers in the Priorat, with slate soils. A little interventionist manner is applied in order to achieve maximum expression of terroir.

The grapes are destemmed and macerated cold before fermentation, which takes place in tanks of 800kg for 3 weeks.

Arbossar spends 24 months aging in French oak foudres. It is bottled by gravity, without fining or filtration.

Arbossar
is a very expressive red wine from Priorat, with a very limited production.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Roasted turkey, Stews, Grilled red meats, Cold meat, Roasted chicken, Grilled turkey, Iberian ham, Beef, Grilled chicken

Tasting notes Arbossar

The Priorat region was marked by heavy drought and heat. Following an autumn and winter with normal temperatures and rainfall, spring began with an abnormal drought and high temperatures. Flowering was successful, occurring before the expected date, but the rains didn’t come. During the summer the high temperatures continued, and the lack of rainfall resulted in the earliest harvest in history. In general, the wines of this vintage are noted for their concentration, being less pronounced in wines produced with local varieties such as Grenache or Cariñena. Perfect for enjoying young, and with a medium aging capacity.
We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.
A year that started with some problems with the flowering but ended up being very good. Winter was colder and rainier than usual. Spring continued with days of low temperatures and a lot of water that delayed flowering and the consequent setting problems until the end of March, affected production. After a complicated year, when the summer began, the rains stopped and the temperatures rose, providing excellent ripening due to optimal rainfall during the year. The year has therefore been one of the best in recent years. Fluidity, acidity and concentration augur for a long life of the wines of this vintage.
Sight Dark picota cherry colour with purplish reflections. Abundant tears on the glass. Nose Very expressive and intense nose. Aromas of ripe red fruit, fine woods, subtle spices and fresh balsamic notes. Deep mineral overtones. Complex and enjoyable, worth lingering upon. Taste Powerful, broad and bulky attack. Dense and warm texture on the palate. Noticeable tannins and a magnificent acidity that promises a long life ahead. Long and very, very persistent finish.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 93
  • Suckling 96
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 94
  • Suckling 96
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 94
  • Parker 95
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 95

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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Designation of Origin D.O.Q. Priorat

Winery Terroir al Límit

Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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