Varieties: 100 % Pansa Blanca
Alcohol: 12,50 %vol.
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 ofAlella, 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.
Marfil SEC is one of our white wines that has been sold worldwide for one hundred years. In the past, it used to be produced aged in large capacity wooden casks for more than three years, so Pansa Blanca acquired a very special personal bouquet which was highly valued during most of the XXth century. In the last few decades, the market tendencies have gradually had an influence on the vinification techniques of this wine, and the ageing in wood slowly but surely disappeared, paving the way for and giving prominence to the fruit, Pansa Blanca, which, without losing its fullness on the palate, gained in primary freshness and aromas of fresh white, aniseedflavouredand, in certain years, floral and sweeter fruit.
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 itto improve its evolution throughout time. Colour is lemon yellow , clean, transparent and bright. Varietal notes of apple, pear and citrus fruits, with lychee, fennel and orange blossom in the background. In mouth it's well balanced showing excellent persistence of flavour. The finish is elegant and long.
It adapts perfectly to appetizers, anchovies,deep fried anchovies in batter, grilled sole, deep fried baby squid in batter, salmon and cod carpaccio, sweet "piquillo"peppers stuffed with cod, fried or baked fish with potatoes, grilled