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.