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Meanwhile in Catalonia...

While we’ve been sitting around sipping our txakolina, something’s been bubbling in Catalonia. The folks at Avinyó have been hard at work on their own light, crisp, and refreshing wine with a little bit of spritz. It’s a “prickly wine,” or as they call it in Catalonia: Vi D’Agulla. Made from Petit Gran Muscat (or Merlot in the case of the Rosado), Avinyó starts the Vi D’Agulla with 100% free-run juice. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and then undergoes a secondary fermentation in tank to give it the slight sparkle that makes it prickly.

Crisp, fresh flavor combines with the slight effervescence and low alcohol to create the ideal refreshing summertime wine. The locals enjoy it at all sorts of casual settings: picnics, cook-outs, various social gatherings, or just as a refreshing beverage on a warm, sunny day. Regardless of where you’re drinking Vi D’Agulla there is one important thing to take into consideration: how you drink it. Like txakolina and other spritz-y beverages it is important to pour the wine from a great height in order to break-up the CO2, but don’t pour it into a tumbler. The best way to enjoy Vi D’Agulla is poured at a great height, from a porron, straight into your mouth. Try it next time.

Also New...

Here is a new submission for our Cava Avinyó Cocktail Contest. We'll be taking recipes all year so keep 'em coming.