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“Alta Alella, pioneering radical eco-responsibility”

2022.12.13

SOMM TV, a streaming service dedicated to the worlds of wine and food, has published an article dedicated to Cava appellation, its quality regulations and production regions.

The full article includes an interview with Mireia Pujol-Busquets, where the author Kathleen Willcox highlights Alta Alella’s commitment to organic agriculture and sustainability, the aim of the winery to elaborate high quality Cavas, and their involvement in the project of developing disease-resistant grape varieties as a way to mitigate climate change.

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AUS Bruant: “Celebration bubbles”

AUS Bruant: “Celebration bubbles”

2022.12.23

The magazine Selectus Wines has selected AUS Bruant amongst the bubble recommendations for all kinds of celebrations.

Xavier Ayala, a well-known Spanish sommelier who has worked at Can Roca, La Boscana or Nandu Jubany group, amongst others, highlights the work of the Pujol-Busquets family to produce transparent wines and cavas that reflect the characteristics of the terroir and the vintage as much as possible: “If there is anyone in the wine industry in Spain to whom we are indebted, I think it would have to be Josep Maria Pujols Busquets. For decades, he has been one of the pioneering oenologists in the tireless pursuit of purity in winemaking.”

This sparkling wine produced in Celler de les Aus is an organic and natural cava, 100% Pansa Blanca (xarel·lo) and elaborated without added sulfites. 

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Alta Alella wines selected by ABC Spanish newspaper

2022.03.14

The Wine’s Guide 2023 issued by ABC Spanish newspaper highlighted three wines from Alta Alella amongst its recommendations of the year. Pilar Cavero, sommelier and wine critic, has tasted and reviewed two sparkling wines from Pujol-Busquets family (Alta Alella 10 2010 and Alta Alella MIRGIN EXEO Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2016), and a white wine (Alta Alella Cau d’en Genís 2021).

Alta Alella 10 2010: “(…) Mireia and Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets have thought big to produce this complex and mature cava, vibrant and fruity, an example that long ageing is the way forward for the great Spanish sparkling wines“.

Alta Alella MIRGIN EXEO Paraje Calificado Vallcirera 2016: “(…) Elegant, full of fruit and pastry notes, it is honest and direct, fresh and gentle“.

Alta Alella Cau d’en Genís 2021: “(…) Fennel and salinity envelop an honest white wine, the result of a job well done“.

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Alta Alella 10: “A wine for a luxury Christmas”

2022.12.08

The digital magazine Beber Magazine has chosen Alta Alella 10 2012 among the wine recommendations to celebrate this Christmas. In the words of Cira López, Alta Alella 10 is “the great bet” to accompany the Christmas menu. “A cava full of nuances and personality; fresh, elegant, complex and very different from what people usually think a cava is”.

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AUS Tallarol, best natural wine of 2022

2022.09.01

Glorian Ruoka&viini, a well-known lifestyle magazine in Finland, has selected AUS Tallarol, an organic wine without added sulfites produced by Celler de les Aus, as the best natural wine of 2022.

AUS Tallarol is made with the Pansa Blanca variety, indigenous to the Alella region, and fermented in concrete egg based on clay (Oeuf de Beaune), with the aim to enhance the terroir’s character, increase the wine’s aromatic richness and volume on the palate.

“On the rich palate of Alta Alella’s Catalonian natural wine one can find appley fruitiness, lemon, grapefruit and herbal spiciness. Deliciously acidic white wine fits well with marinated olives, goat’s cheese and small savoury bites, and also with baked potato served with for example mushrooms, butter and cured salmon.” – Glorian Magazine

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Mireia Pujol-Busquets behind the vine

2022.03.14

The owner of Alta Alella, Mireia Pujol-Busquets, talks about her beginnings in wine world, the value that vineyards give to the environment and misconceptions about wine, among others, in an interview by The Femme Vine. This web page aims to connect wine lovers with women winemakers.

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