22/12 Wine Down Wednesday

Welcome to our Wine Club where we introduce the winemakers of the World to you every Wednesday with two new natural wines for you to enjoy. 2 glasses for £12, a glass and a plate for £12 and a carafe for £16


Descregut Vinomi White, Organic, Catalunya, Spain 2019
Light and delicate with fresh green apple and some subtle earthy spice.
65% Xarel·lo blanc 35% Xarel.lo Vermell. The red Xarel.lo is a genetic mutation of the Xarel.lo. It is a
very rare grape variety. The difference is that it skin is red and thicker with more tannins adding
greater aromatic complexity.


Husband and wife Marc Mila and Arantxa de Cara Insensé bought and rejuvenated the 19th century
farmhouse at Can Descregut, Alt Penedes in 1990 but it wasn’t until 2005 that they began making
their own wine. From the start they have farmed organically, following biodynamic principles and
seeking to make wines that express the complexity and elegance of native Catalan varietals with
minimal intervention.


Aglaea Nerello Mascalese, IGP Terre Siciliane, Tenuta di Aglaea, Sicily, Italy 2019

Bright cherry red. Dried herbs and minerals make up the gentle perfumes, while on the palate good
acidity and hints of dry cherries capture the senses. A light savoury mouth feel lingers towards the
end.


Originally from Copenhagen, Anne-Louise Mikkelsen spent years working with top wine producers in
France and Italy before deciding to set up her own winery in Etna, Sicily. She was attracted to this
region by the unique terroir, which has volcanic soils which are rich and fertile as a result of Mount
Etna’s eruptions. The vineyards are located on the north side of Etna, where the climate is relatively
cool and there is an abundance of sunshine. She employs biodynamic practices and strives to
produce the best wines that express the varietals and land without the use of chemical fertilisers.