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Meritxell Palleja

Meritxell Palleja has winemaking in her genes. She followed in the footsteps of her winemaker father Lluis Palleja, who studied oenology in the coastal Catalonial town of Tarragona just south of Barcelona.

She gained experience working in the cellars of Domaine Leflaive in Burgundy and Pine Ridge Winery in California's Napa Valley. She then spent 18 years working with Alvaro Palacios in Spain's Priorat region, where she continues to make wine today under her namesake winery after launching the label in 2000.

In Priorat, some of the world's best Garnacha grapes are grown and the Carignan quality is incomparable. Meritxell produces her wine using a biodynamic approach - resulting in complex, nuanced wines with beautiful mineral notes and wonderful flavour.