Perfect Drinking Temperature: slightly chilled
Grape Percentage: 70% Red and 30% White Grapes - field blend (Tinta Gorda, Tinta Serana, Bastardo, Rufete, Alvarelhao, Alfrocheiro, Verdelho, Malvasia, Bastardo Branco, ect)
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Use of natural yeast. Unfined, Unfiltered. Vegan Friendly.
Co-fermentation of white and red varieties (30-70%) to respect the field blend. Foot trodden in a Lagar and extraction kept to a minimum. After 4-5 days, grapes were pressed and racked to neutral barrels. Aged for 9 months.
Soil: Granite, Quartz and Clay.
ARRIBAS WINE - The winemaker of Saroto Red
Besides Saroto Red see all ARRIBAS wines.
Arribas Wine Company was founded in 2017, in Bemposta, Mogadouro. We aim to produce authentic wines, based in regional varieties, old vineyards and traditional techniques, as well as a degree of innovation. Thus, we strive to farm our vineyards as sustainably and respectfully as possible, and to make our wines in a minimalistic way.
GREAT WINES START IN THE VINEYARDS
The quest for diversity and a spot with unique characteristics took us to Bemposta, a small village from Mogadouro, where the grandparents of one of the founders were born. There we found very old vineyards, some of them recently abandoned due to the owners old age, with amazing potencial over a breathtaking landscape.
Our first brand – Saroto – came up after seeing all this potential not being fully explored. If Saroto is the local term to designate an animal with its tail cut off, the lizard pretends to simbolize the capacity of regeneration thus representing the will to recover and preserve such a rich and diverse heritage that otherwise would be lost.
Winemaker: Frederico Machado