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!
The Cap de Pardals is a border line rosé pet nat with the most perfect touch of sweetness. Made from a red grape called Mandó ( also known as Garró) it is unique, nearly extinct and has the look of a sparkling rosé but there is still that mouth loving crunch on the palate from the skins. Watermelon, Raspberry Couli, breezy lavender and red cherries. This is a dream to sip on and one of the best selling wines from Fantail & Turtle's wine club. Normally when I pour pet nats at these tastings I get some funny looks but EVERYONE absolutely adored this wine. A natural wine of note so get in!