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Avaline (pronounced "Ah-vah-leene") makes clean, delicious wine from organic grapes. Founded by Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, the brand aims to raise the standard of what’s in your glass and raise the bar for transparency in the wine industry.
We believe starting with organic grapes is the most important step in making a delicious clean wine. Not only do we like the fact that our grapes are free of harsh chemicals, we love that by using organic farming practices the workers on the fields and the fish in our oceans aren’t exposed to them either. By starting with responsibly-farmed organic grapes, we don’t need additives to alter the flavor of our wines. Simply organic grapes, fermented to perfection.
Avaline wines are full of natural goodness and nothing that doesn’t belong—so you can focus on their delicious flavor and those you share it with.
Known for bold reds, crisp whites and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place primary emphasis on its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally hot and dry. In the center of the country lies a vast, arid plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought.
Ribera del Duero is gaining ground for Spanish wines with its single varietal Tempranillo wines, recognized for their concentration of fruit and opulence. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, specializes in bold, full-bodied red blends of Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate.
A term typically reserved for Champagne and Sparkling Wines, non-vintage or simply “NV” on a label indicates a blend of finished wines from different vintages (years of harvest). To make non-vintage Champagne, typically the current year’s harvest (in other words, the current vintage) forms the base of the blend. Finished wines from previous years, called “vins de reserve” are blended in at approximately 10-50% of the total volume in order to achieve the flavor, complexity, body and acidity for the desired house style. A tiny proportion of Champagnes are made from a single vintage.
There are also some very large production still wines that may not claim one particular vintage. This would be at the discretion of the winemaker’s goals for character of the final wine.