These Spanish vineyards are situated much higher at the foot of the Cordillera Catalana, up to 836 feet (255 metres), and the soil is sand underlain with chalk. These higher situated vineyards are kept cooler than those surrounding Alella in spite of the Mediterranean climate. The vineyards that are sighted at lower altitudes though are mainly well sheltered. Alella produces, white, rosé, and red Spanish wines. Aiello whites are chiefly made with the Pansá Blanca (local name for Xarel-lo) and Garnacha Blanca, which may or may not be experimentally supplemented with Macabeo or even partly replaced by the 'foreign’ varieties of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. A characteristic of the traditional Aiello wines is their surprising freshness and fruitiness. Drink these light dry Spanish wines as an aperitif or with the renowned Mediterranean seafood dishes. Drink temperature for this Spanish wine 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C). The rare wines made wholly from Chardonnay are still in the course of development but promise much. The Chardonnay grape seems to thrive in the stony upper layer to be found in all the vineyards of Alella. These Chardonnays are elegant, full-bodied, fresh, fruity, and rounded. Drinking temperature for this Chardonnay Spanish wine 53.6°F (12°C).
Alella rosados and tintos are produced with the unique Pansá rosada, Ull de Liebre (Tempranillo), and Gamatxa (Tinta and Peluda). Although these Spanish wines are generally of acceptable quality they are rarely to be found imported elsewhere. Drinking temperature for rosé Spanish wines is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) and 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C) for red Spanish wines.