Spanish wine company Grupo Codorníu is hoping to capitalise on the trend for Spanish grape Albariño with its new Leiras wine.

The company, better known as a producer of Spanish sparkling Cava, is hoping modern, funky packaging will entice adventurous consumers to try the £9.99 wine.

"Albariño sales are growing impressively as UK consumers experiment with Spanish wines from outside Rioja," said the company's UK managing director Bill Breen. "Leiras, with its innovative design, provides us with a great opportunity to take advantage of this growth in both the on and off-trades."

Company figures put Albariño sales up 62% by value and 54% by volume between 2006 and 2007 in the UK.

In May, Australian winery Nepenthe produced its first-ever vintage of Albariño in response to buyer demands for more unusual Australian wine styles and grapes.