Avinyó Reserva is an honest and transparent entry into the beloved traditional-method sparkling wines of Catalonia. Delicious, unpretentious sparkling wine you can drink every day. 60% macabeo, 25% xarel-lo, and 15% parellada from organically-farmed vines planted from 1945 to 2017 at Can Fontanals from 250m to 275m elevation.
Vintage – The 2017 vintage was the warmest in 20 years and was harvested in early August with dry, near-perfect conditions. Lack of rainfall favored old-vines. Wines are fully-developed, with very low yields, of the highest quality. The wines exhibit balanced fruit and acidity obtained from the cool nights of their coastal position.
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 14ºC and 16ºC. After cold stabilization, the wine begins its secondary fermentation in bottle with the addition of yeasts and sugar in March. It is then aged a minimum of 18 months on the lees before being disgorged on demand.