Marco Abella wines embrace their rich legacy, geographic altitude, unique soil, and vineyard orientation to create harmonious products through biodynamic farming and expert wine making.
The Marco families have been wine growers in Porrera Spain since the 15th century. Porrera is part of the Priorat region and therefore enjoys its own special microclimate including dry, hot summers, cold winters, low annual rainfall, and extreme daily temperature fluctuations. As a result, the fruit takes more time ripen, allowing for more complex wines.
Marco Abella wines are clear expressions of the land from which they come. 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 llicorella. 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 ~1500’ to ~2,300’ above sea level.
Marco Abella practices biodynamic farming, which is much more than just organic. The aim of biodynamic farming is to produce high-quality grapes while respecting our planet’s animal and plant life. Marco Abella focuses on quality at every stage: 100% Estate grown fruit coming from the highest altitude vineyards in all of Priorat, hand picking and sorting, non-interventionist wine making with only natural yeasts, no fining and low filtration. The wine is beautifully packaged with labels created by the internationally renowned Catalan abstract painter Josep Guinovart (Barcelona 1927-2007).