We love the wines, the people, and the story of Marco Abella
History: Marco’s family have owned vineyards in Priorat since the 15th century
Vines: Many are over 100 years old
Wines: A variety of reds and whites for both everyday and special moments
They have been with us for a relatively short amount of time having joined the Caviste family late last year after the team were captivated both by the wines and the people: David and Olivia Abella. He is an engineer and she is a lawyer but they have both turned away from their sensible careers to breathe life and vigour into their ancient vines.
The wines have made a big impact on us already.
We’re bringing you these today as they have just received such high praise from the folks at Decanter Wine Awards that we simply had to share. We are not at all surprised, but are simply delighted that wines that we already had on the shelves has been recognised by the wider world.
Cariñena, Garnacha | Priorat, Spain | £52.00
“Lovely aromatic nose and a minty dense multi-fruited mid-palate. Concentrated with ripe, subtle tannins and delicate use of oak. Very polished and classy with a long, complex finish. A pleasure.”
Cariñena, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon | Priorat, Spain | £22.00
“Attractive cassis, red plum and spice nose. The palate has layers of black fruit, juicy, subtle tannins and well-integrated oak. Fantastic value.”
Garnatxa Blanc, Viognier | Priorat, Spain | £38.00
“White fruit and lychee aromatics. Herbal, ginger and old oak notes dominate the palate; long, spicy finish.”
Garnatxa Blanc, Macabeo | Catalonia, Spain | £15.95
“Aromas of apple, lemon and stone fruits follow onto the juicy, medium weight palate. Vibrant, quite simple with a long, pleasant finish.”