Alta Alella Privat Mirgin

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31.95 €
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Cava (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pansa Blanca)
Alta Alella
D.O. Cava

 Selectus Wines tasting panel
 11th July 2016

Alta Alella was born when Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets decided to sell the Parxet winery and start up a family business with the Alta Alella bodega.

They set up on the Can Genís estate, with a beautiful house of “noucentista“ architecture, sitting in a small valley and covering all its slopes.  This means that all the water collected there comes exclusively from the estate and no neighbouring lands.

Alta Alella means peace, and as it is strictly governed by organic viticulture, they use mating disruption to control pests, and no insecticides or herbicides are used which could contaminate the soils. They have also planted beautiful rose bushes for the early detection of fungi such as powdery mildew, which attacks the rose bushes before the vine.  Instead of fertilizers and chemical fertilizers they sow cereals (rye, oats) and legumes (sometimes peas) so that they obtain an extra supply of nutrients, capturing oxygen from the air and fixing it in the soil.


Bright, deep yellow with golden tints.  Fine bubbles.


Characterized by its finesse, dominated by aromas of ripe, white fruit with balsamic notes topped with fine notes from ageing (vanilla, toast).


Full and unctuous with smooth, dense bubbles.  It shows pronounced toasty notes and light balsamic touches.  A cava with character and style.


One of the bodega’s flagship wines, which always shows the date of disgorgement on the back label, to help determine the best time to drink it.

Made with organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown in sandy loam soil, the base wine spends three months in barrels previously used for one or two vintages. The cava is later bottle- aged for at least 36 months.  The result is a marvel of balance of depth and freshness: fruity, complex and creamy.  It can continue to develop well, if stored in the right conditions.

Recommended with “arroz caldoso“ with Galician crab.

Glass by RIEDEL, VINUM collection, CUVÉE PRESTIGE model.