The story behind Alta Alella
Alta Alella is a family project. Having worked widely in the wine world, from Alella and Penedès to Priorat, Rioja and the Ribera del Duero, even in France and Italy as technical director within the Martini group, the combined projects of the Alta Alella cellar and the Cristina Guillén wineshop in Badalona enabled us to create a family project based around the world of wine.
We grew up within a couple of kilometers of where we finally decided to establish our own cellar. Having travelled half-way around the wine world making wines, learning what each area, climate and methodology had to offer along the way, we finally found the ideal site for our project right on our own doorstep.
In 1991 we bought the Can Genis estate between Alella and Tiana, and set about replanting it and restoring the period house on the property. Together with the traditional Alella Pansa Blanca variety we planted a number of international varieties and rescued the forgotten Mataró, which had not been grown in the region since phylloxera hit the region in the late 19th century. By 2001 we were ready to produce our first wines from the initial 6 hectares. Since then we have acquired a further 6.5 hectares which are currently being replanted.
At Alta Alella we aim to make transparent wines in every sense of the word. Transparent wines where the expression of terroir and climate shine clearly through in each wine, each vintage. Something we hope is matched by the clarity of the information on this website.
Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets & Cristina Guillen
Alta Alella vineyard
Vineyards are located on slopes and terraces