Ramon Jane "Baudili" 2020Regular price $20.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Ramon Jané has wine in his blood, coming from a long family tradition of winemaking and a focus on indigenous varietals. After starting Mas Candí, a pioneering winery in the region, Jané created his own label, forgoing any use of sulfur and appellation status, focusing instead on a deep connection with the land and conscientious farming practices. All of his vineyards are dry farmed and grapes are harvested by hand; his minimal intervention farming yields wines that are sincere representations of the land his family has cultivated for generations.
This 50/50 blend of Xarel-lo and Parellada from Catalunya, just south of Barcelona, is a pure expression of place and tradition. But a stones throw from the Mediterranean, the coastal influence is made abundantly clear by its briny pop and slate-like minerality. Bright yet fleeting acidity and a silky texture boosts big citrus notes of lemon pith and grapefruit, backed by overripe ripe orchard fruit and an underlying loamy, mushroomy earthiness. With the complexity this wine presents, it's a steal at $20. This is a perfect pairing for seafood, especially shellfish (yes, I am telling you to shuck some oysters), but also can stand alone as a refreshing afternoon sipper in the sun. Alex Rifkin