|Description:||Here is a wine that inhabits a completely new category in our shop. What if you went to the land of Cava (Penedes, northeastern Spain), but instead of making a full on sparkling wine you only gave the wine a tongue tingling spritz a la Portugal's Vinho Verde? You'd have the perfect summer sipper no? Yes! The Avinyo Pettillant is a Vi d'Agulla (or "prickly wine" translated from the local dialect) that is so insanely quaffable and refreshing that one bottle will rarely be enough. That's OK for Petillant's low alcohol makes it the equivalent of a "session" wine. Avinyo's lime zest/Meyer lemon zip, saline minerality and bone dry impression combine beautifully with its gentle effervescence to make this blend of Petit Gran Muscat and Macabeu a new category well worth exploring! Producer Up until the late 19th century, the Esteve family of Avinyo subsisted on the growing and selling of cereal crops, legumes, and a little bit of wine, all grown around their traditional horseshoe shaped farmhouse, Can Fontanal. 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 when concerns over the louse caused a run on the region's largest banks. Faced with starting over, Joan Esteve Marce saw opportunity in hardship and developed a plan to pull the family back from the verge of bankruptcy. He traveled to France in search of phylloxera resistant vines. When he returned to the estate, all of the Esteve Family vineyards were replanted with new rootstocks immune to the pest. His calculated gamble paid off, and he spent the rest of his life modernizing the winery and increasing production. In the same spirit of innovation that led Joan Esteve Marce to France, Joan Esteve Nadal brought the first tractor to Penedes in 1957. He expanded the family's holdings to four parcels totaling about 40 hectares and replanted many of the vineyards with the indigenous varieties of xarello, parellada, and macabeu. As a result, Avinyo farms only estate-owned vineyards, a rarity among cava producers. Today, another generation is at the helm. Four siblings blend tradition, technology, and a relentless pursuit of quality to make their distinctive cavas. Long lees aging, on-demand disgorgement, vintage dating, and ever evolving organic farming all signal that the Esteve family will keep innovating and excelling for generations to come.|
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Previously available from Malden Center Fine Wines
220 Pleasant St. Malden, Ma, 02148
First added to 1000 Corks on December 18, 2021.
This product was inactivated March 2, 2022.
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