Avinyó Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2019

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Avinyó Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2019

Avinyó Cava is a premier, hand-made, artisanal sparkling wine house which stands in stark contrast to the status quo of the industrial Cava machine. Located in the Catalan countryside in the remote village of Avinyonet del Penedès, the Esteve family traces their history to 1597 in the same farmhouse, Can Fontanals. Their 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.

In 2022, Avinyó earned the prestigious designation of Elaborador Integral (integral producer), a new certification signifying that Avinyó is a top producer who not only grows all of their own grapes organically, but also vinifies all of their wines. This designation has similarities with Récoltant-Manipulant in Champagne. Only 14 producers are designated Elaborador Integral, which is held to strict rules established by the Regulatory Board of the DO Cava.

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.

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: Organic

  • Secondary Fermentation: Méthode traditionnelle

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $30.00 (750mL)