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Alta Alella Mirgin, participating in Vinoble 2024


We are pleased to announce that Alta Alella Mirgin will be participating in the renowned Salón Internacional de los Vinos Nobles, Vinoble 2024, to be held May 26-28, 2024 at the majestic Alcázar de Jerez.

Vinoble is recognized for bringing together the best exponents of fortified wines, liqueurs and special sweets, and the Alcázar de Jerez provides an incomparable setting for this celebration. From Alta Alella, we will bring a selection of Cavas de Guarda Superior (Elaborador Integral DO Cava) and our emblematic “noble wine”, Dolç Mataró.

We will share table with other unique brands thanks to the invitation of the Sociedad Jerezana del Vino, at stand number 29 located in the Palace – First Floor. We will be delighted to welcome visitors and share the history and terroir that characterize our wines.

As a winery committed to quality and excellence, we are excited to present our products at this outstanding event in which the Alcazar of Jerez, with its historical charm and cultural significance, will be the perfect backdrop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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“Alta Alella; this is the winery where excellence flies high” – Cupatges


Cupatges, the Catalan online media dedicated to wine and gastronomy, publishes an extensive report on Mireia Pujol-Busquets and her role in the Alta Alella winery. Territory, quality and sustainability are the three pillars on which the journalist, Lourdes López, focuses.

“Mireia Pujol-Busquets, deputy director of the winery and member of the second generation, is the woman in front. She is a leading and determined woman who defends that this is her place, her vineyard, her home and her family’s. She has a bee in her bonnet about a major challenge for the future: to make constantly better wines that represent the territory, honest and well made. And all this, while taking care of this beautiful landscape where the winemaking cooperative movement was born at the beginning of the 20th century; where sustainability is imperative”, the journalist states.

This is the first in a series of articles entitled “Women winemakers: the wine revolution of the territory”, which begins today on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2024.

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Alta Alella Mirgin: ‘Entry Level Catalan Sparkling Of The Year’ by Tim Atkin


Great news for Alta Alella lovers! We are proud to share that various of our cavas have been featured in the ‘Catalan sparkling wines special report’, written by the sparkling wine expert Tom Hewson and published by renowned Master of Wine and journalist Tim Atkin.

In the report, a total of seven cavas of the Pujol-Busquets Family have been distinguished with a score of more than 90 points, all of them organic and with the quality and traceability stamp Integral Producer (Elaborador Integral).

Alta Alella Mirgin, “everything you could hope for”

Special mention has received Alta Alella Mirgin 2019, which has been chosen “Entry Level Catalan Sparkling Of The Year” (wines up to 15 €). This cava is, according to Hewson, “everything you could hope for”. “A delicious, perfectly-tuned wine of terrific value with its vivid, juicy lime fruit and marine aromatics” he adds.

Alta Alella Laietà Rosé 2019 also stands out in its category, which has obtained the best score for a sparkling rosé. “One of the region’s [Catalonia] most impressive rose sparkling wines, this is invitingly fragrant with cherry, strawberry and lightly creamy notes”, describes the expert.

All the ratings for Alta Alella

  • Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ 2005 – Cava de Guarda Superior Gran Reserva 94 points
  • Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo 2017 – Paratge Qualificat Vallcirera 94 points
  • Alta Alella Mirgin Opus 2019 – Paratge Qualificat Vallcirera 94 points
  • Alta Alella Laietà 2019 – Cava de Guarda Superior Gran Reserva 93 points
  • Alta Alella Laietà Rosé 2018 – Cava de Guarda Superior Gran Reserva 93 points (Top score for a rosé sparkling wine)
  • Alta Alella Mirgin 2019 – Cava de Guarda Superior Reserva 93 points (Best Catalan entry-level sparkling wine)
  • Alta Alella Mirgin Rosé 2019 – Cava de Guarda Superior Reserva 93 points

Hewson also highlights the uniqueness of the Alella territory, the Sauló (sandy granitic soil), the Mediterranean climate and the proximity to the sea. These are characteristics that the author considers unique and that produce “open wines”.

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Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ 2004 selected by the best sommeliers in the world 


We are delighted to reveal that Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ 2004 is part of the exclusive World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection

On January 16th, thirty of the world’s most distinguished sommeliers traveled from all corners of the globe to the United Kingdom to participate in the premiere of the World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection, an exclusive tasting by William Reed (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and World’s Best Vineyards). Sommeliers from 50 best restaurants such as  Diego Vásquez Luque (Central y Kjolle), Rodrigo Briseño (Disfrutar), Miguel Ángel Millán (DiverXO), Mohamed Benabdallah (Asador Etxebarri), Nina Hojgaard Jensen (Alchemist), Jhonel Faelnar (Atomix), Rubén Elias Velazquez (Quintonil), Agnese Morandi (Table by Bruno Verjus), Milan Rukavina (Gaggan Anand) and Kristell Monot (Mugaritz), amongst others.

From Alta Alella, we had the great opportunity to present the collectible cava from the Pujol-Busquets Family ‘Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ 2004’, which has been included in the final selection. “Delicate aromatic nose dominated by ripe lemon zest, dried orange, dried apple and cinnamon spice. Toasted bread and almonds are found in the background. The palate is dynamic with fine, persistent bubbles and a salty touch, with mild acidity. Ripe yellow peaches, candied lemon, dried fruits and a finish with a quality bitter touch”, highlighted the sommeliers.

Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ is an organic and vintage cava, with 18 years of patient ageing on lees, made with a selection of the best grapes from Paraje Vallcirera: Pansa Blanca and Chardonnay. This is the first vineyard planted by the family when they settled in Can Genís in 1991. The vines grow in Sauló (sandy granitic soil) and less than 2km from the Mediterranean sea, conditions that give the grapes a natural acidity that is essential to make age-worthy cavas.

Food pairing recommendations

The professionals that tasted Alta Alella Mirgin Exeo Evolució+ 2004 find it wonderful to be paired with “creamy foods and also pickled flavours that would reflect the secondary fermentation notes”. They suggest, for example, “fresh kumamoto oysters with a mignonette or a fried mushroom pastry with truffle cream”, or enjoying it “as a refreshing beverage after the first course”.

Being part of this privileged list is a reward to many years of work aiming to produce great wines, and confirms the aging potential of Pansa Blanca and its ability to captivate the most exquisite palates.

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Alta Alella 10 2012, Magnificent and Best Sparkling Wine


· Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets has received the distinction during the celebration of the Guía Vivir el Vino Awards in Madrid.

· “It is elegant, direct and with a fresh and long acidity, which makes this ageworthy wine great” – Raúl Serrano

We are thrilled to share some exciting news: Alta Alella 10 2012, the collectible cava made by the Pujol-Busquets Family, has received the “Magnificent Best Sparkling Wine” award from Vivir el Vino 2024 Wine Guide. A recognition that demonstrates Alta Alella’s commitment to producing high-quality cavas.

Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets, owner and founder of Alta Alella, has received the award during the celebration of Vivir el Vino Guide event, held on January 29th at the Cofidís Alcázar Theater in Madrid.

Alta Alella 10 is the result of many years producing high-quality cavas that aim to represent their origin landscape, influenced by the Mediterranean (vineyards located less than 2 km from the sea) and vines that are grown on Sauló (sandy soil of decomposing granite). These are distinctive characteristics of the Serra de Mar territory (Barcelona), which give the grapes an extraordinary natural acidity suitable to produce age-worthy cavas. This one in particular is patiently aged on the lees for at least 10 years.

“(…) A sparkling wine that maintains the expression of its fruit, from the first hit the freshness invades you and maintains the great complexity all along. It is elegant, direct and with a fresh and long acidity, which makes this ageworthy wine great”, describes Raúl Serrano, director of the media and sommelier with more than 30 years of experience in the wine industry. With a score of 99 points out of 100, Alta Alella 10 is the best cava listed by the guide.

Three more cavas from the winery have obtained great ratings from Guía Vivir el Vino 2024: Alta Alella Mirgin Opus Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2019 with 96 points, Alta Alella Laietà 2019 with 94 points, and Alta Alella Mirgin 2019with 92 points.

Vivir el vino is one of the most popular wine magazines in Spain and it publishes the annual Vivir el Vino Guide, which brings together the best wines that can be found on the market that year. Raúl Serrano selects the 365 wines that conform the list, a different wine for each day of the year. Among all of them, they also highlight the “11 Magnificent” awards, which determine the best wine in each category. A blind tasting in which Serrano and the tasting panel choose “the best of the best”, in which Alta Alella 10 2012 has been designated Best Sparkling Wine.

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Alta Alella GX Rosé highlighted in Wine Enthusiast


“The color of a summer sunset, this wine has aromas of nectarine, cantaloupe and freshly ground white pepper. It offers brilliant acidity and flavors of tangerine, strawberry, lemongrass, butterscotch and dried thyme”. This is how Mike DeSimone, writer and wine educator, describes our Alta Alella GX Rosé in Wine Enthusiast, one of the most widely read and popular wine magazines in the industry. The specialized media highly recommends our organic rosé, giving the wine a score of 92.

Alta Alella GX Rosé is a fresh and direct rosé with a distinctive salty minerality, with which we want to express the Mediterranean character of the Red Grenache and Hairy Grenache, the two grape varieties with which we make it.

Such as all our wines and cavas, it is organic and vegan-friendly.

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Pujol-Busquets Family, among the fifteen DO Cava Integral Producers


Alta Alella is one of the 15 wineries that produce their cava entirely on the property, out of the more than 300 wineries that are part of the appellation

The journalist Paz Álvarez highlights in El País Gastro “The 15 ‘Pata Negra’ families of cava”, referring to the 15 wineries that hold the quality and traceability stamp Integral Producer. Among them is Alta Alella, owned by the Pujol-Busquets family. “This is the result of our passion, which has led us to live next to our vineyards and turn it into a special place,” Mireia Pujol-Busquets explains to Álvarez.

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Alta Alella Dolç Mataró, “the sweet wine to succeed in Christmas”


The digital media Tendencias Hoy recommends the sweet red wine of the Pujol-Busquets family, Alta Alella Dolç Mataró, to enjoy and delight this holiday season. “Delicate, perfumed and very subtle“, notes the author, José Manuel Torres. It is a wine made from the Mataró grape variety, with “concentrated aromas (…), and a perfect and refreshing acidity in the mouth”.

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Remarkable participation of Alta Alella at the Cava Meeting


The Cava Appellation has gathered some of the world's most influential prescribers at the international congress Cava Meeting, held in Barcelona on November 27th and 28th, and Alta Alella cavas have had a prominent presence with representation in all the tastings.

A hundred guests from different countries have embarked for two days on a "journey to the excellence of cava" with the first edition of the Cava Meeting. The congress, designed by a committee of renowned wine experts -the Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans and Pedro Ballesteros, the well-known sommelier Ferran Centelles, and the specialized journalist and cava educator Ramon Francàs- has presented to the world the versatility and quality of cava through different conferences and tastings. A special attention has been given to the Integral Producers (Alta Alella is one of the 15 wineries with the quality and traceability stamp, out of the more than 300 that are part of the appellation), Cava de Paraje Calificado (Alta Alella produces two cavas from the Vallcirera vineyard), and the zonification of cava (with Alta Alella representing the Serra de Mar territory).

Conferences with the representation of Alta Alella

"Tasting the top of the Cava quality pyramid: the products of the Integral Producers, a guarantee of Cava traceability", with Pedro Ballesteros MW and the 15 Integral Producers (with Mireia Pujol-Busquets representing Alta Alella).
Cava Alta Alella Mirgin OPUS Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2019.

"Tasting of the most iconic: Paraje Calificado Cavas, Cavas with very long ageing and Cavas that are heading into the third ageing. Tasting of the highest category cavas", with Ramón Francàs and Jordi Paronella.
Cava Alta Alella Mirgin EXEO Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2017

"Tasting the different origins of Cava. The diversity and characteristics of the CAVA Appellation", with Pedro Ballesteros MW, Ferran Centelles and José Hidalgo Camacho.
Cava Alta Alella 10 Gran Reserva 2012

In addition, Josep Roca included Alta Alella Mirgin OPUS Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2019 in his presentation "The great gastronomic versatility of Cava", in which he presented the Celler de Can Roca menu inspired by cavas, and in the Juvé & Camps centenary dinner.

Other cavas that attendees were able to taste in the Cava Meeting showroom were:
Alta Alella Mirgin EXEO Evolució+2005, Alta Alella LAIETÀ 2018, Alta Alella MIRGIN 2019 and AUS Bruant 2021.

On Tuesday evening, some participants of the congress ended the day with a visit to Alta Alella, where they enjoyed a vertical tasting of five vintages of Alta Alella 10 Gran Reserva, the best cava by Guía Peñín 2024 (97 points) and Guía Vivir el Vino 2024 (99 points). An exclusive tasting to observe the character of each vintage and its evolution in ageing.

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Alta Alella 10: “The secrets of the best cava of 2023” at Vinetur


The wine magazine recaps the achievements of the Pujol-Busquets Family’s cava

“In the competitive world of wine, few achievements are as significant as the continuous acknowledgement of quality and excellence.” Vinetur, ‘the digital wine magazine’, thus highlights the great milestone achieved by the Pujol-Busquets family: the fact that Alta Alella 10 has been chosen best cava for the third consecutive year by the Guía Peñín. “This recognition not only reaffirms the leadership of Alta Alella in the wine scene, but also highlights the singularity and richness of the Alella territory, in the region of Barcelona”, reads the specialized media.

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