The DO Alella Wine Route
The DO Alella is the smallest wine designation of origin in Catalonia and one of its oldest. The DO Alella Wine Route takes you closer to the long historical tradition of its wines, which dates back to Laietània Road of Roman times, with some traces of it in the area that you can visit. These wines enjoyed great prestige in the Middle Ages and are among the Catalan wines that were exported in the late 19th century, especially to overseas colonies. They were also the favourite wines of the Bourgeois and Modernist Barcelona, which towards the end of the 19th century laid the foundations of the great capital it is today.
The extraordinary vitality of the DO Alella winemaking production today is reflected in the work carried out by producers and wineries in the area. Not only do they produce elegant and complex wines, but they also devote energy to recovering native grape varieties, such as the pansa blanca (white raisin), the most characteristic one of this land of contrasts and the best suited to its climate.
The DNA of the DO Alella are white wines, made from the Xarel·lo, white Grenache and Piquepoul varieties. You will also find good red grapes suitable for ageing of the Tempranillo variety.
Wine heritage not far from Barcelona
The DO Alella hosts a rich wine heritage close to Barcelona that pairs perfectly with an appealing range of wine tourism opportunities. Come and learn about it through the DO Alella Wine Route, which comprises walks, wine tastings, pairings, gastronomic events, wine and tapas routes, lunches in vineyards, workshops and visits to wineries.