60 % Xarel.lo 40%
13,5 % 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.
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.
Bright straw colour with a green hue. Pure nose, spicy and aromatic with wild herbs, almond, nuts, citrus and white fleshed fruit. Medium bodied, a slight hint of sweetness on the palate, green apple, pear and candied citrus, fresh and balanced backbone of acidity and a fairly long finish. (Andreas Larsson, 2018. Best Sommelier of the wolrd in 2007).
Winemaker: Xavier Garcia
Vineyard: Viña Rials
Climate: Maritime Mediterranean
Soil: Granites (“sauló”)
Grapes: 70% Xarel.o, 30% White Grenache
Vine aged: 35 years
Height and exposition: 100 m, EST
Purnning: Royat doble
Farming: organic without herbicide, insecticide and inorganic fertilizers
Yield: 22 Hl/Ha
Aged: 6 months on lees
Alcohol : 13,5 % vol.
Residual sugar: 4 g/l
Annual Production: 11.000 bottles
Agenig potential: drink now or mature for up 5 years
Guía Peñín 2018: 91 p
Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018: 9,52 p
Andreas Larsson 2018: 87 p