Alta Alella Merla is a red wine from D.O. Alella, produced by the winery Alta Alella in the municipality of Alella.
Alta Alella is a family project that was created more than twenty years ago by Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets and his wife, Cristina Guillen.
At present, Alta Alella controls 50 hectares under production in D.O. Alella and D.O. Cava. They have strongly vouched for the recovery of the native varieties Pansa Blanca (Xarello) and Mataró (Monastrell). They also experiment with resistant varieties that allow them to reduce the intervention in the vineyard and the winery.
Alta Alella Merla is part of a collection of wine of Celler de les Aus, a project, based on know-how and the experience that they have accumulated over the four decades they have dedicated to wine. This strengthens the Pujol-Busquets Guillén family’s approach to achieving quality, natural wines without using sulphur.
Alta Alella Merla is a natural red wine made with Mataró (Monastrell) from vineyards planted on loamy-sandy soils at an altitude of 150 to 300 metres with southeast orientation.
Once the grapes are harvested and they arrive at the winery, they ferment in a wooden vat at 25ºC for 20 days. After this, they are slightly pressed and the wine is placed in barrels where it will go through the malolactic fermentation. Then, it will rest for 3 months before it is bottled without sulphites.
Red wine Natural. 9 months on lees in stainless steel vats. Winery: Oriol Artigas. Alella. (Catalonia) Variety: Syrah, Merlot and Garnacha Tinta.