Ramon Jané began one of my favourite Spanish producers Mas Candi in 2006 with his amigo Toni Carbó, using their family’s vineyards to produce their own wines which was something out of the ordinary as the tradition as to sell all their grapes to large Cava Houses. Cava in Spain, is the Spanish way of making sparkling wine in exactly the same way as Champagne- the only exception is that winemakers choose to use Native Spanish grapes like Xarelo, Macabeo and Parraleda.
Ramon branched out in 2016 to make wines under his own name to celebrate and embrace the beauty and wonder of natural wines. Wines made with no manipulation in the winery and no additions at all. Think PURE GRAPE JUICE made from NATIVE grapes, WILD FERMENTED and zero added sulphites to the final juice. Another feather to his bow is his determination to revive almost extinct native grapes!
Baudili derives from the Latin “baudus / baldo (audax)”, meaning “bold, boldness, enterprising, fearless”. This wine ( as all from Mas Candi & Ramon Jané offers great value for an organic, biodynamic & natural wine. The method is simple here: Pick the grapes and then ferment them in a stainless steel fermenter with no manipulation in the winery whatsoever. Its as natural as they some. A combo of native white Spanish grapes 50/50 Xarel-lo and Parrellada mostly grown in Catalonia.
The Xarello varietal, Or is it Xarel-lo or Xarel.lo? Whatever it is we love it! Need help pronouncing it? In Catalan they say shaah-RELL-lo; in Castilian, ghah-RELL-lo; in English, zah-RELL-oh. So take your pick. Trust me its easier just to take a sip and enjoy! This grape has aromas of rich unctuous ripe white fruit, Mediterranean meadows and dry flowers. The unctuous-ness of this grapes smooths over its rustic-ness in the mouth.
Parralla - pah-reh-YAH-dah - is a another white grape also native to Spain and most well known as a blend in Spains sparkling Cava. The grape is admired for its intense green apple and citrus flavours, perfectly complementing other flavours of Macebeo and Xarel-lo. Like many other grapes it has a plethora of identities:
Parellada Blanc, Perelada, Perellada, Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montoneo & Montonero ;)
This wine is herbaceous, crowd friendly and fresh! Enjoy!