The Marco family trace their history in the Priorat town of Porrera to the first Catalunyan census of 1497. After a hiatus instigated by the Phylloxera outbreak and time spent in Barcelona, the family returned to the tenure of their retained lands in 1898 and eventually the modern winery and Bodega were created a century later. Their four separate terraced vineyard plots range in altitude from 200 to 700m on the steep Mediterranean influenced hillsides of the region. The local licorella slate soils are farmed biodynamically and the wines are made in their state of the art gravity fed winery, built in 2001 into the hillside.
Marco Abella Olbieta Negre 2018
We can find aromas of violets, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, rosemary and thyme.on the palate.
80% Garnatxa,15% Carignan, 5% Syrah. OLBIETA reflects the characteristics and essence of Mediterranean wines. Vines are situated at high elevation and not far from the Mediterra-nean coast. The influence of the vineyard soil (slate) and the Mediterranean climate create a true expression of terroir combined with white fruits and flowers.Aged in French oak for three months.