"This is not Cava, this is the sparkling wine from D.O. Penedès". This statement had been mentioned many times from the friend in the winery when I was there. Indeed they withdraw their sparkling wine from D.O. CAVA a few years ago. First, because they use organic viticulture as a standard. Second, they age the Sparkling wine longer in the bottle.
This wine blend with 57% Chardonnay, 43% Parellada. The large portion of Chardonnay in the wine makes you think this is a Champagne. Intense ripe fruit, fresh grass, and yeast aroma. Very well balance of acidity and sweetness with an elegant and lingering aftertaste. This wine can be enjoyed alone but also elegant enough to pair with Caviar.
Albet i Noya is a pioneer of organic viticulture in the Penedes region. They owned 76 hectares of vineyards and producing more than 20 kinds of wine.