Albet i Noya Lignum Negre


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Gem of a wine that delivers a sophisticated drinking experience.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa and Merlot are all blended here in this hugely popular Spanish red. It’s one of those rare wines that drinks well in its youth as well as with a year or two of bottle age. We love the dashes of spice and vanilla pod that mix nicely with the autumnal fruits.

  • 92 Points – (2015 vintage)
  • Silver Medal – International Organic Wine Awards 2018 (2015 vintage)


Baked plum and sweet spice


Floral and spicy, Red and black stone fruits

The Can Vendrell estate, home of Albet i Noya, can boast a viticultural heritage stretching back to the middle ages. The Albet family links go back as far as 1903 when they were instrumental in overseeing the replanting of the vineyards after the ravages of Phylloxera. However, it was not until the early 1970s that the fourth generation of the family, in the guise of Josep Maria, started the pioneering work on introducing organic viticulture to the estate. The first wines produced from these organically grown grapes were offered to the market in 1978 earning Albet i Noya the position as the first organic wine producer in Spain. During more recent times, the family has acquired outright ownership of the entire estate and have been undertaking a process of continuous renovation of the cellar and fine-tuning of their working practices. Their 80 hectares of vineyards are now 100% organically farmed. A further small amount of fruit is also sourced from neighbouring organic growers, all of whom are incentivised to aim for the production of the highest quality grapes possible. The estate vines cover the western slopes of the Ordal mountain range known as "Costers d'Ordal" where soils with a low organic content and a variable amount of clay and sand lying over limestone provides an excellent balance between good drainage and sufficient water retention. As many as 15 different grape varieties are grown commercially with a further 10 varieties undergoing trials. The traditional grapes used for the production of Cava here in the Penedes dominate their plantings (Macabeu, Xarello and Parellada). The Albet i Noya family have planted the other, more internationally renowned varieties, over the last 25-30 years (including Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon, Riesling, Garnacha white and red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir). Concerning the experimental varieties, they are looking for varieties that had survived naturally in the wild, indicating a high natural resistance to diseases. They are also looking for both sensorial and ecological qualities in these vines. The investments made over recent years in the winemaking facilities now ensure that Albet i Noya have an impressive cellar operation allowing them to craft wines that retain as much of the pure, natural flavours and characteristics of their grapes as possible. Producing high quality organic wines with a low sulphur content is the result.


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  1. An absolute steal at the price!

    I bought one of these as part of a mixed case for Xmas.
    By the time I opened it I had completely forgotten what I’d paid for it but immediately thought I’d opened one of my “special” bottles at over £20.
    It’s unbelievably good stuff and at £10.50 an absolute bargain.
    It’s big and punchy but not too much so just lovely rich flavours with plenty of subtle detail.
    I’m going to order a case before VR read this and put the price up!


  2. Restaurant

    I first had this in a restaurant and it was superb. I managed to find it here online and I’m happy to say it tastes just as good as I remembered!