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Sweetness: Alta Alella – Blanc de Neu 2016 & Mataró 2015

by  |  23-01-2019

Dessert wines are decidedly not sexy in this day and age. A right pity that is given they definitely have their place in a meal to cleanse and close the palate at the end and... more » Dessert wines are decidedly not sexy in this day and age. A... more »

Alta Alella’s Parvus

by  |  13-06-2017

I’ve been a fan of what Alta Alella has been doing for some time. In case you don’t believe me, have a look. To a large extent, they’ve been striving a great deal to drive... more » I’ve been a fan of what Alta Alella has been doing for... more »

Alta Alella – Mirgin Opus Evolutium 2013

by  |  19-05-2017

At the age of 19 I was in awe when staring at a pair of bright yellow soccer cleats in a shop until I realized that I would need skills on the field far beyond... more » At the age of 19 I was in awe when staring at... more »

DO Alella

by  |  08-08-2016

DO Alella is the smallest of the Catalan DOs, even more so than, DO Pla de Bages with it having just over 300ha of vineyard land. Like other regions in Catalonia, vines have been cultivated... more » DO Alella is the smallest of the Catalan DOs, even more so... more »

The inauguration of Celler de les Aus in DO Alella

by  |  25-06-2015

For some time, the people who haunt the “natural” wine circles have been people I wouldn’t care to be in an enclosed space with, even if said space where the size of a football field.... more » For some time, the people who haunt the “natural” wine circles have... more »

Alta Alella Privat – Laietà 2011

by  |  30-12-2014

Awhile back I had written an article about DO Alella needing a “killer wine” and by that I didn’t mean that they needed to have a mind blowing wine produced from the region but more... more » Awhile back I had written an article about DO Alella needing a... more »

10 Sentits is back with Cat Negre 2012

by  |  11-12-2014

In Catalonia there exists a a marauding group of enologs who go anonymously as the “10 sentits” or “10 senses”. I’ve met some who know a member or two, but it seems that no one... more » In Catalonia there exists a a marauding group of enologs who go... more »

Un, dos, Tres Ceps from Roura

by  |  12-02-2013

This red from Roura, and its white sister made from Xarel·lo were a couple of bottles we picked up at the “Fira de vins de Catalunya” last year. As wines from Alella go, they’re not... more » This red from Roura, and its white sister made from Xarel·lo were... more »

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... more » By far one of the smallest Denominació d’Origen appellations in Catalonia, DO... more »