Project Description

Avinyó Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2015

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Avinyó Reserva Brut Nature label

Avinyó Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2015

Avinyó Brut Nature is a refined expression of terruño-driven Cava from a vineyard selection of organically-grown, old-vine 70% xarel-lo,  25% macabeo, and 5% parellada from their Can Fontanals masía at 250m to 275m. 

Vintage – 2015 was a warm, early vintage in Catalonia which produced excellent wines with great complexity and potential for development. Yields were down 30% due to spring frosts in early April and some isolated cases of hail. Rain in late July and August was key to balance. Harvest began 10-15 days earlier than usual during the middle of August. Wines are balanced and bold, with bright acidity and vibrant fruit expression.

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 is fermented 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 late January. It is then aged a minimum of 24 months on the lees before being disgorged on demand. No dosage.

  • Site: Can Fontanals at 250m to 275m

  • Grapes: 70% Xarel-lo, 25% Macabeo, and 5% Parellada

  • Vine Age: Vines planted from 1945 to 2017

  • Soil: Sandy loam and clay calcareous

  • Farming: Practicing Organic

  • Secondary Fermentation: Méthode traditionnelle

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $22.00