It's starting to feel like spring ...

I think we all need some bubbles to brighten our day, well at least some “Prickly Wine".

Avinyo Petillant Blanc

The Esteve Nadal family of Avinyonet del Penedès produces the Avinyó brand. The winery is located at their home “Can Fontanals” in the heart of the Penedès region of Barcelona.
The patriarch, Joan Esteve, planted vines of Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeu 50 years ago so that he could have sparkling wine for himself and his friends. Today, his three sons and daughter carry on the tradition of Avinyó.
On the label, there is an inscription in Catalan representing the philosophy of the family. The inscription roughly translates into the following: “From the must of the flower (the free run juice) and with the rigor of a work well crafted.”
New projects at the winery are plentiful as the family recently acquired a three-hectare vineyard located on a high elevation site in the heart of the Alt Penedès region. The vineyards were recently planted with Petit Grain Muscat. These grapes are being utilized in the blend for their traditional summertime white wine - Petillant.
Here is a short video clip with the owner of Avinyo. I tell people all the time that many vineyards in Europe farm organically but don’t want to go through all the bureaucracy to get the certification. Here in the video you can hear it strait from the owner.

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