Marco Abella wines are a clear expression of the land. The Priorat soil is the source of unique minerality or earthiness of the region’s wines. It is an arid soil characterized by slate strata known in Catalan as licorella. Four different vineyards with four different orientations over 56 acres make up the Marco Abella vineyards. The vines are grown in terraced vineyards or costers on the area’s steep hillsides, at altitudes ranging from ~650 feet to ~2,300 feet above sea level.
La Mallola vineyard boasts soil that is rich in black slate. The vineyard is south-facing and located at ~1,960 feet above sea level. The altitude lends freshness and body to its inimitable Grenache. This vineyard is the source of Mas Mallola wine.
Los Perers vineyard has slate soil mixed with oxidized iron ore. Subsequently, the Carignan grown here is particularly earthy. The vineyard is south-west facing and is located at ~1,470 feet above sea level. The altitude and orientation lends the wines a delicate, elegant fruitiness and great freshness. The influence of the winds from the Mediterranean also adds notes of undergrowth.
La Mina vineyard is characterized by a mix of slate and gold-colored iron ore. The vineyard’s name comes from the small iron mine that was active during the 19th century. The vineyard faces west and is located at ~1,470 feet above sea level. The grapes from this vineyard offer notes of fresh wild berries.
Masos d'en Ferran vineyard is comprised of rich in black slate. The vineyard faces north and is located at ~2,290 feet above sea level. The elevation and slate allow grapes to ripen slow and late. The result is a more full-bodied, yet delicate wine that offers notes of undergrowth, cherry, and wild berries. This vineyard is the reason that Clos Abella wine has its refreshing taste.