DO Alella needs a “killer wine”

by  |  11-02-2013

By far one of the smallest Denominació d’Origen appellations in Catalonia, DO Alella, with its nine registered cellars often gets overlooked. It’s ironic given its rather close proximity to Barcelona, a mere 25 minutes on the R1 train to El Masnou or 15 minutes by bus. But no, there are regions which are seen as flashier such as Penedès, Priorat, and to a lesser extent, Empordà. It’s not that the wine in Alella is bad, far from it actually. Nor is it that the cellars aren’t inviting visitors, as they are quite active on that front (see, for example, the offerings at Alta Alella or Bouquet d’Alella). It’s more that Alella doesn’t have a “killer wine”. What is this? Well, it’s along the lines of the killer app in that it’s a wine that you feel like you need to have. Priorat has it because their wines are world renown […]
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