The vineyards that make up the current Allela Designation of Origin, one of the smallest in the peninsula, cover an area of 560 hectares located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Coastal Mountain Range, to the north of Barcelona. These vineyards have been modernised over time and have incorporated new techniques and new cultivation and processing systems, yet maintained their quality and strong personality.
Their white wines are recognised for their quality, both those that are from a specific variety of grape, either Xarel-lo Blanc, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, as well as those that are the result of blends. However, it is not only the whites which are exquisite, but the rosés with Grenache, Merlot and Xarel-lo Rosé, and the reds made with varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Merlot are worthy of mention.
There are around 140 winegrowers in the Alella D.O. that produce an average of 8,000 hectolitres.
The municipalities that comprise it are: La Roca del Vallès, Martorelles, Montornès, Sant Fost de Capcentelles, Santa Maria de Martorelles, Vallromanes and Vilanova del Vallès.
More information can be found at: www.enoturismedoalella.com/larutadelvi/