Celler De Les Aus, Merla Alella 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
The family behind Alta Alella has spent their entire life dedicated to wine; that would be husband and wife duo Josef and Cristina. They’ve always been surrounded by vineyards and bottles; so it is only natural! There is a complete commitment to nature, yet desire to keep with trends. Though the winery is young, the family continually push themselves to learn new things with each vintage. The wines are very low intervention with no added sulfites; little is done to the wines after the grapes have been pressed.
“Merla” is a unique example of Monastrell for it has been bottled young with only three months in oak, nor is it typically bottled as a single varietal. Regardless of their decision to start their own trends, the dynamic winemaking couple are making great strides in Barcelona.
Erggelet Brothers, Old Vine Mataro, 2018Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Julian and Sebastian Erggelet have unexpected origins; all the same, it makes perfect sense. The brothers grew up in southern Germany and were heavily inspired by the wines their grandfather would consume at the table. After spending years in non-wine career paths and working harvests in various countries. The brothers eventually arrived in Contra Costa County in 2014 fueled with passion to not only begin their own farm called The Urban Edge, and additionally working with several farmers around the area who’ve been farming for generations. California sunshine, “patience, a good sombrero, and German OCD” is what makes the Erggelet brothers the real deal in New California wine.
Mataro, a variety of Mediterranean descent, and otherwise known as Mourvedre in France, isn't widely planted in California, though this one certainly has us questioning why we don’t see more of it. The Errgelet brothers purchase fruit from ‘Del Barba’ Vineyard, the Del Barba family having farmed these same vines since the early 1900s. Century old vines yielding low amounts of fruit at a ridiculous price point—it’s simply outrageous.