Varieties: 100 % Pansa Blanca
Alcohol: 13,50 %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 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 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, aniseed-flavouredand, in certain years, floral and sweeter fruit.
Bright straw colour with a light golden hue. Intense nose, aromatic with herbal notes like mint, lemon, lime and fresh apple. Good grip on the palate, fine extract and acidity with an herbal spiciness, crisp fruit, bold texture and good length. (Andreas Larsson, 2018, Best Sommelier of the wolrd in 2007).
Winemaker: Xavier Garcia
Vineyard: Viña Rials
Climate: Maritime Mediterranean
Soil: Granites (“sauló”)
Grapes: 100% Pansa blanca
Vine aged: 22 years
Height and exposition: 100 m, EST
Purnning: Royat doble
Farming: organic without herbicide, insecticide and inorganic fertilizers
Yield: 25 Hl/Ha
Aged: 6 months on lees
Alcohol : 13,5 % vol.
Annual Production: 11.000 bottles
Agenig potential: drink now or mature for up 4 years
Guía Peñín 2018: 88 p
Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018: 9,19 p
Andreas Larsson 2018: 89 p