The spirit of innovation and respect for traditions, driven by an undercurrent of constant self-improvement and a relentless drive for quality, are the defining characteristics that set Avinyó Cava apart as one of the finest artisanal sparkling wine producers in the world. Avinyó Reserva is an honest and transparent entry into the beloved traditional-method sparkling wines of Catalonia. It is delicious, unpretentious sparkling wine you can drink every day, made by one of the nicest and most authentic family estates on the planet. The wine is made from 60% macabeo, 25% xarel-lo, and 15% parellada from organically-farmed estate vines planted from 1945 to 2017 at Can Fontanals from 250m to 275m elevation.
Vinification – After a night-time grape harvest to avoid oxidation and for optimal temperature, the grapes are pressed very gently in a pneumatic press. The base wine then ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel between 14°C and 16°C. After cold stabilization, the wine begins its secondary fermentation in bottle with the addition of yeasts and sugar in March. It is then aged 18 months to 24 months on the lees before being disgorged on demand. Unfiltered.
Site: Can Fontanals at 250m to 275m
Grapes: 60% Macabeo / 25% Xarel-lo / 15% Parellada
Vine Age: Vines planted from 1945 to 2017
Soil: Sandy loam and clay calcareous
Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 18 to 24 months on lees
Secondary Fermentation: Méthode traditionnelle