"Mas Igneus pioneered organic viticulture in the Priorat, working with farmers in Poboleda to convince them of the advantages of organic farming. We remain its leading exponent in the region."
— Mas Igneus
The leading producer of organic wines in the Priorat DOQ, Mas Igneus was founded in 1997 by brothers Josep Maria & Toni of
Albet i Noya. They were the first organic project to begin producing wine in the region, and in 2004, the current modern winery was built and Toni Albet became the sole owner.
While the steep slopes make weed control difficult, the Priorat’s soils and climate make it an ideal candidate for organic viticulture: The low rainfall, low humidity, high temperatures and good ventilation make fungal diseases very rare. Today, Toni tends the vines and oversees the winemaking with the help of his son, Adria. They manage three separate and distinct parcels, comprising 11 hectares of vineyards across the steep slopes of Priorat.