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 brandnames, 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.
The Alella Marfil "par excellence". In the past, as in the case of Marfil Sec, it used to be produced through ageings of more than three years in enormous wooden barrels. Very ripe grapes from the highest vineyards were not entirely fermented, thanks to which this "demi-sec" type wine was created. The market tendencies in the past few decades have gradually influenced the vinification techniques of this wine, and the long ageing in wood disappeared little by little. The amount of residual sugars dropped from 50 to 15 g/l, giving the more prominent role to the fruit, Pansa Blanca, which, without losing its strength in mouth, has gained in freshness and ripe, aniseed-flavoured, white fruit bouquets which, in certain years, are more tropical.
Organic grapes vineyards.
The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks on its own fine lees from November to February in order to give the wine more lubrication and volume, and to prepare it to improve its evolution throughout time. Straw yellow with greenish reflections, clean, bright and transparent. On the nose there is a high intensity of fruity aromas, highlights apple notes, sweet pear, citrus fruits and honey aromas. In mouth the wine is more fragrant and fresh that is usual in Alella. The mouth is remarkably fresh and perfectly balanced with the alcohol. With great finesse and showing excellent persistence of flavour. It adapts well to oyster dishes, live sea urchins or sea urchins au gratin, artichokes, grilled asparagus, duck mi cuit with toasts, pig's trotter carpaccio with pine nuts, smoked salmon on toast, Catalan style tender Alella beans, meat balls with cuttlefish, duck breast, foie gras or cheeses. In general terms, this wine needs dishes that are somewhat stronger or creamier than the Marfil Blanc Sec.