DO Penedes Nosodos Xarel.lo No Added Sulphur
Perfectly healthy selected grapes and meticulous winemaking, has produced a great and authentic wine with no sulphur at all added, (SODOS in Catalan relates to sulphur, so NOSODOS is 'no sulphur'!). Made from 90% Xarello and 10% Chardonnay, this dry and clean white has lovely melon and citrus qualities with a big thread of Penedès minerality thoughout. Limited production only.
90 Points - Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com, 'A wine with no added sulphur from northeastern Spain, this has a fine herb and sharp apple nose. Lots of juicy pear on the palate and really intense, interesting flavours where exotic fruit like juicy nectarine marries to delicious thrust and freshness. 10% Chardonnay joins the Xarel.lo, and I wonder if that component saw a touch oak to add some creaminess?' July 2016 (2015 vintage)
Albet i Noya
In 1978, Josep Maria Albet i Noya became the first winemaker in Spain to adopt organic practices in the vineyard, eliminating the use of chemical and synthetic insecticides and pesticides. Returning to more traditional methods, the balance of the vines is maintained using only permitted green, organic and composted fertilisers, resulting in healthy grapes of ‘true’ character.