70%Red Grenache, 30% Syrah
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.
Depending on the final ripeness of the different vineyards and varieties, each harvest's final blend is formed. Varietal base was shared by Red Grenache and complemented with 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 500 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.
Winemaker: Xavier Garcia
Vineyard: Viña Rials
Climate: Maritime Mediterranean
Soil: Granites (“sauló”)
Grapes: 70% Red Grenache, 30% Syrah
Vine aged: 35years
Height and exposition: 100 m, SE
Purnning: Royat doble
Farming: organic without herbicide, insecticide and inorganic fertilizers
Yield: 22 Hl/Ha
Aged: aged in french oak barrels 12 months (500 l)
Alcohol : 14,5 % vol.
Annual Production: 12.000 bottles
Agenig potential: drink now or mature for up 8 years
Guía Peñín 2018: 91 p
Robert Parker: 89p