Look no further for your springtime red wine. Alta Alella’s Garnacha has everything you could want, bouquet of fresh berries, a robust satin-like mouth feel, and soft tannins to add structure. This is a no-brainer for Spanish wine lovers, and if you are adventurous try lowering its temperature a bit with a slight chill… delicious!
Alta Alella is a family-run project which started more than twenty years ago by the enologist Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets and his wife Cristina Guillen. Alta Alella is the closest winery to Barcelona (10 km), it’s located within the agricultural area of a natural park known as the ‘Serralada de Marina’. The estate is just two km away from the Mediterranean Sea and the vineyards are planted on slopes and terraces between 100 and 250 meters above sea level.
The vines are grown on Sauló soil which is one of the most important elements that determines the characters of wines from Alta Alella: an acidic white granite-based sand with low limestone content, low organic matter and good drainage.
Fleeing from standardization, year after year, Josep Maria's aim is to produce ‘transparent’ wines, that reflect soil and vintage characteristics. The harvest is carried out by hand, paying individual attention to each plant. Currently Alta Alella farms 60 hectares within the D.O Alella (the smallest D.O. in Spain) and the D.O. Cava.
Alta Alella GX Garnacha 2019
Shelf Price $19.99
Sale Price $15.97
90 pts Vinous
Shimmering ruby. Spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas take on a floral nuance with air. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet red and blue fruit flavors that deepen through the back half. Finishes long and spicy, with lingering red fruit character and subtle tannic grip.