Organic Tempranillo Albet I Noya 2011 Ull de Llebre

Organic Tempranillo 2011 Ull de Llebre, Albet I Noya, Penedes, Spain

Organic Tempranillo 2011 Albet I Noya, Penedes, SpainI have opened this bottle of organic Tempranillo 2011 Ull de Llebre, produced by Albet I Noya (I have already written about them). They are located in Penedes, Spain; you have probably been to Barcelona, so this is very close by, yet this organic pioneer has a lot of undiscovered organic wines to offer.

Let’s try this one – as you can see, it is made from 100% organic Tempranillo grapes, which were hand harvested from 35 years old vines. Isn’t it exciting?

CPAE Spanish organic certificationThey are using domestic Spanish organic certification, which is great as they can locally confirm that Albet I Noya uses only organic materials for their viticulture. Yet I must add that you must be rest assured – they have an impeccable image as an organic producer.

Back to the wine though – how it is different from well-known Tempranillos from Rioja? It displays wonderful strawberry notes, ripe raspberry and juicy plums, just without the punch of oak and vanilla that comes with it. Are you a fan? Well, I am, kind of; yet it doesn’t mean I cannot appreciate the work they have done with this wine – it is clean with the juicy flavours, clear of all unnecessary additives and very round. Some creamy flavours are present though -this is because this wine underwent some malolactic fermentation – to soften tannins and make this wine just a bit extra round. Yet enough with the science –  you definitely should try this wine, it is soft and round, juicy and so well representing Tempranillo. This is why organic winemaking is such a blessing – you can taste it pure.

Try it yourself, this wine was sourced at Vintage Roots company.

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Dimitri

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