For those of you not taking part in Dry January, we have 2 superb wines on offer this month in both restaurants. Both very drinkable, they are produced by the Miquel Jané family have been making wines in the Penedès district of Cataluña for four generations, and come highly recommended by our supplier Philippe of l'Art du Vin.
Known primarily for Cava production, in recent years the production taking place in Penedès has become increasingly diverse, thanks to the intervention of forward-thinking winemakers such as J. Miquel Jané. Located in the village of Font-Rubi, the vineyards are situated at high altitude, around 500 metres above sea level. Being positioned at this altitude ensures cool temperatures at night that, after the intense heat of the day, allows the grapes to develop ripeness, acidity and fine aromas.
Maccabeu Parrellada Sauvignon Blanc, Baltana Blanc, Penedes, Spain 2015
A blend of the local varieties Parellada and Maccabeu along with some Sauvignon Blanc to add some zippiness. Juicy and approachable with delicious notes of stone fruits and citrus.
Grenache Cabernet Syrah, Baltana Negre, Penedes, Spain 2013
A blend of the local Catalonian Garnacha with Cabernet and Merlot, a smooth and spicy red full of sunshine.
Both are £6.75 for a 175ml glass, £8.75 for a 250ml glass or £26 a bottle.