Aleta 2019

Award Winner

China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA)
Gold Medal – 2020 CN

Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition
Gold Medal – 2020 FR

When a wine is both delicious and comes with a fun backstory, we can’t resist it. And neither should you – especially when it comes adorned with international gold-medal acclaim and was organically grown.

In Spain’s northeast region of Catalunya, the tradition of the castell dates back to the 18th century. These multi-tiered human towers are an impressive display of strength, trust, and acrobatic prowess (and are considered such an important part of Spanish tradition, they were named to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2010).

The local castell group in Penedès was founded by winery Oriol Rossel back in the 1940s – and they hold the world record for tallest tower at 10 stories! This barrel-aged Merlot/Syrah blend from winemaker Salvi Moliner is an (organically grown) homage to the team and the sport, named for the triumphant shout made by the top casteller when they reach their precarious place at the apex.

Now, we’re not guaranteeing you or your guests will shout with joy when enjoying a glass of this chocolatey, red-fruited beauty … but we do guarantee it’ll draw out a smile AND be a winner on your dinner table – especially if Spanish charcuterie, slow-cooked pork, or vegetarian casseroles are on the menu.




Merlot Based Blend