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Alta Alella Mataro Dolc, Alella, Spain

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $36   From: $26   To: $68

Search Rank 8872 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 8872nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 23271st

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Grape Variety

Mourvedre (Monastrell in its native Spain, Mataro in Australia and California) is a black-skinned variety that has been grown in vineyards all around the western Mediterranean for centuries. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is now grown extensively throughout the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, California and South Australia.

Mourvedre likes warm, dry climates and has small, thick-skinned berries – the textbook combination for making wines with intense color and high tannin levels. In fact, it is the variety's mouth-drying tannins that ...more


Region
  • Alella is a small, little-known wine district in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain. It centers around the village of Alella, on the Mediterranean coast just a few miles from the eastern edge of Barcelona. Alella wines are mainly whites, but robust reds and fruit-driven rosés also feature.

    The majority of Alella wines are crisp, dry, floral-scented whites made from local varieties Xarel-lo (known here as Pansa Blanca), Garnacha Blanca and Viura, and the French "international" varieties, particularly ...more

  • Catalonia (Catalunya in Catalan and Cataluña in Spanish) is a proudly independent region in the north-east of Spain. It stretches from the historic county (comarca) of Montsia in the south to the border with France in the north. The Mediterranean Sea forms its eastern border and offers 360 miles (580km)...more

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