Red Wine Merla 2021

Natural red wine from Alella. Varietal Monastrell with no added sulfites aged for 3 months in oak barrels.

Barrel. 3 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alella
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell,
Wineries: Alta Alella
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Celler de les Aus, a side project of bodega Alta Alella, Merla is an interesting Spanish red wine made solely from Mataró, the local name of Monastrell in DO Alella.

Located in the Serralada de Marina mountain range, the organically farmed vineyards sit at a distance of less than 2 kilometres from the Mediterranean sea, at altitudes from 150 to 300 metres. The soils are made of sauló, a kind of decomposed granite typical of the area.

Hand-harvested and meticulously selected, the grapes were macerated and fermented in wooden vats with indigenous yeasts at a temperature of 25ºC. Then this low-sulfite wine was pressed and transferred into oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation.

Finally, Merla 2021 was aged for 3 months in the barrels and bottled with no added sulfites.

In coherence with the commitment of Celler de les Aus to sustainability, this natural red wine from Alella comes in a reused Cava bottle.

Pair with meat recipes and cold cuts.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Merla is medium violet with a bluish rim.


Unashamedly Mediterranean, this varietal Monastrell is packed with blueberries, blackberries and damson, with a hint of clove and cinnamon and deep aromas of blue flowers, tree bark, liquorice and garrigue.


This wine from Celler de les Aus of bodega Alta Alella is fresh and very lively, with layers of black fruit framed by spices and aromatic herbs. Meaty and yummy, this low sulfur red wine has an excellent acidity, smooth tannins and a very long finish with an aftertaste of liquorice and wild berries.

Our personal opinion

The flawless Merla 2021 is an impeccably crafted natural red wine.


Merla 2019:

Vinous 2021 - 90.

Merla 2018:

Peñín 90. 9.07/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya. Wine & Spirits Magazine 90.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Alella
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 3
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Pairings Alone, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Vegetables, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Monastrell rules
Juicy, super fresh low sulfites Monastrell.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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