La Vinya Vella 2017
The Red Grenache personality from old Alella vineyards. Very pleasant!
100% Traditional variety in recovery
|Height and exposition|
100 m, SE
organic without herbicide, insecticide and inorganic fertilizers
8 months in own stainless steel lees
13,0 % 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.
For years we have been saying that this variety was not Red Grenache, neither the ampelography nor the oenology looked like Red Grenache. We ran some DNA tests and we can confirm that not only it’s not Red Grenache, It’s not registered in any European database as any a known variety. Now we must keep studying so that we can add it to the varieties catalog. Grapes from old vineyards planted in the 30’s, with small productions, small grape with a good presence of acidity and aromas. We need to understand its skin so we can produce a unique and special wine.
Purplish color, intense fruity aroma (red fruits) floral (violet), hints of Strawberry, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, aromatic herbs very particular. In the mouth we can find a great acidity level, with notes of red fruit and aromatic herbs. A little bit of tannin. It has a fresh finish and long aftertaste.