Avinyó, Petillant | White Blend 250mL Can | 2021 | Spain

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Avinyó, Petillant | White Blend 250mL Can | 2021 | Spain

Avinyó, Petillant | White Blend 250mL Can | 2021 | Spain

$8.50 Sale Save
Avinyó Petillant is a vi d’agulla, the Catalan term for a prickly wine bottled  with a little natural effervescence retained from the winemaking process. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia, and it’s perfect for drinking out of a porrón.
After a nighttime harvest, the grapes are very gently pressed. The alcoholic fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then cold-stabilized before the beginning of secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks.


Green Packaging: CAN!

Flavor: Jasmine, citrus, fruity

Wine Type: Sparkling white

Grape: 70% Muscat de Frontignan, 20% Macabeo, 10% Xarel-lo

ABV%: 10.5

Region: Spain

Vineyard Subregion: Penedès DO

Farming: Certified organic

Yeast: Native

Producer: Avinyó

Winemaker: Xavier, Luis, Pedro Juan, and Ana Esteve-Nadal

Up until the late 19th century, the Esteve family of Avinyó lived a life similar to other traditional Catalan farms, with the growing and selling of cereal crops, legumes, and wine. But when phylloxera crossed the border from France into Spain, the family was dealt a double blow. The pest completely destroyed their vineyards and their savings, with the subsequent bankruptcy of the region’s banks wiping out their finances.

Faced with starting over, Joan Esteve Marcè (grandfather of the current generation and founder of the modern winery) saw opportunity in their hardship and developed a plan to rebuild and focus their farming around the production of quality grapes for wine production. In 1889 he traveled to France in search of the new phylloxera-resistant rootstocks, from which he replanted the entire estate. His calculated gamble paid off, and he spent the rest of his life improving the winery, rejuvenating it for the next generation of the family business.

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