Varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon,
30% Red Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Merlot
Alcohol: 14,5 %vol.
Total Acidity: 6,0 g/l
Residual sugar: < 2,0 g/l
Alella Vinícola is the cellar whose wines have brought renown to the town of Alella since 1906. We currently produce, make and bottle wines and cavas in two designated origins, namely D.O. ALELLA and D.O. CAVA. Like the cellar itself, most of the vineyards we use are located in the centre of the town of Alella, the heart of the designated origin, 15 kilometres to the north of the city of Barcelona. We market wines, rich wines, sweet wines and cavas under different brand names, such as MARFIL, IVORI, VALLMORA, ONA and VIOLETA. Our wines are characterised by the Mediterranean climate, the area's singular geological nature and the striking traits of the varieties typical of our designated origin.
Depending on the final ripeness of the different vineyards and varieties, each harvest's final blend is formed. Varietal base was shared by Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Grenache and Merlot, complemented with a small proportion of Syrah. All these varieties were produced separately until they were aged in casks in which the final blend was made. Ageing lasted 12 months in 225, 300 and 400 litre French oak casks.
It is cherry-coloured, has an intense aroma of forest fruits (berries), balsamic, spicy, somewhat floral, with liquorice notes and smoked nuances, with a balanced palate, a polished tannin, a medium structure, with notes of red fruit, smoked elements and toasted nuances in the aftertaste.
Its combination goes very well with dishes like the Iberian cold meat assortment, snails, Catalan sausage with beans, beef entrecote, meat brochette, lamb chops and charcoalgrilled suckling lamb middles, round of beef, sautéed mushrooms...