In time for the holidays, Avaline — co-founded by actress and entrepreneur Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power (author: Who What Wear, Versed Skincare) — has released Avaline Sparkling.
This new bubbly joins Avaline’s portfolio of vegan-friendly wines made with organic grapes.
A dry wine, Avaline Sparkling is a blend of xarel·lo, macabeo and parellada from Penedès, Spain. In the hands of producer Raventos i Blanc, it is made in the traditional method, aged 18 months on the lees, doubling the minimum aging time required for other sparkling wines from this region, the company says. This family-owned winery, established in 1497, specializes in the production of sparkling wines. Both the vineyards and wines are certified organic by the Competent Body of Catalonia, while the vineyards are certified biodynamic by Demeter.
Sustainability is important to the Raventos family. The vineyards are plowed by horse rather than tractor; they hand-pick their grapes; and have goats and sheep maintaining the farm, creating a self-sufficient ecosystem, the company says.
Avaline Sparkling is 12% ABV. The suggested retail price is $26 per 750-ml. bottle.