Multidisciplinary architect, he has developed most of his renowned international career in multiple world locations. Recently, more of his works have taken place in his birth town, Barcelona.
Since 2001 he starts his adventure in the wine world, after acquiring the estate Clos del Portal, in Priorat, where he centers his activity. In parallel, he develops a recovery task of a bunch of old vines – Trossos – in the neighbor Montsant appelation. In the recent years he incorporates an extreme family of altitude wines, natural wines, Vins Nus.
Perfectionist and empirical at the same time, he associates elaboration to creativity. Brining forth vinifications with substancial notes and accents, he proposes sensible Priorats.
The respect and curiosity for different origins and terroirs creates in his work the proliferation of references, itineraries through the territory, with the explicit duality between search/discovery… in the spectrum of his wines.
Clos del Portal started its recovery process in 2001. Today it embraces more than 50 hectares, a microclimate in which more or less half are vineyards and the rest are olive and almond tree crops, surrounded by Mediterranean forest. .
Selection of vineyards surrounding Mas de l’A. – from diverse origins – centered in confirming the thesis that a high expression of freshness is possible in Priorat: orientations with less exposure to the sun, high and well ventilated hillsides, Naturality in the elaboration, minimizing interventions.
Vins Nus by Alfredo Arribas represent a separate family, based in the north of the region, an alternative and complement to the rest of his production. Wines with more absences than add-ons: practically any oak, no extraction, no alcohol, no color… Looking back, walking forward.
Discover the Finca Gran, a fragment of more than 50 Ha in a Priorat that, day by day resembles a little more what was happening a century ago. An extreme terroir.