Jane Ventura Vinyes Blanques
Varietal(s): Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Malvasia de Sitges, White Grenache
Tasting notes: A straw yellow colour. Aromas lychee, pineapple, grapefruit and fennel. In the mouth, crisp and light with mineral notes leading to a surprisingly long finish. Wide on the palate, intense, unctuous and very fresh. Very long aftertaste.
It is a wine with character and freshness as a guiding thread from the nose to the aftertaste.
About the winery: Jane Ventura is a family-run winery situated in the Catalonian region of Penedès near to the coast and just south of Barcelona. The estate was founded by Joseph Jane in 1914 and today the winery is run by 4th generation wine maker, Gerard Jane Ubeda who continues the family philosophy of treating the vines and the resulting wines as a way of life while utilising the unique natural environment of Lower Penedes where his two wineries – Mas Vilella and Finca Els Camps – are located. The vines are planted at altitude (700 metres above sea level) and this, combined with the influence of the Mediterranean Sea enables the grapes to preserve their acidity and freshness.
Maritime landscape of the Baix Penedès, the maritime Penedès. The boat and the floating barrels are reminiscent of the old port of Sant Salvador beach, active until 1935.
“Making wine is a way to show our generosity by being alive, it is our way of contributing to making the planet better.”
JANÉ VENTURA is a family winery with a tradition in the world of wine since 1914, in the Baix Penedès that began with Josep Jané, grandfather of Benjamí Jané Ventura.
The second generation: Albert Jané Jané. He became a large wine distributor and acquired the current Vendrell winery in 1954.
The third generation: Benjamin Jané Ventura. He started bottling wines in 1985 and in 1988 he started making cavas.
Fourth generation: Gerard Jané Úbeda. Oenologist, responsible for the elaboration of the current prestigious wines and cavas of Jané Ventura.
Winemaking techniques: The development of Jané Ventura Blanc Vinyes Blanques begins with a maceration, in which a greater aromatic potential of the wine is achieved. Subsequently, a crushing, a pressing, and a static racking is performed for 24 hours, ending with a fermentation in stainless steel.
Finally, Jané Ventura Blanc Vinyes Blanques is aged for three months in tanks with its lees.
Most of the grapes come from old vines.
Manual harvest and selection of grapes at the entrance of the winery. Cold film maceration. Static sludge from musts. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature (17ºC). Rest with fine mothers in tub for 4 months.
Pairing tips: Great with braised rabbit in a mustard sauce, tuna steak with onions and tomatoes or a warm scallop and mange tout salad.
Boiled seafood, Aperitif, Grilled seafood, Light starters, Baked white fish, Grilled white fish, Cod, Soupy rice, Soft cheese, Foie mi-cuit, Blue fish.