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Jané Ventura

Description and History

Jané Ventura is a family-owned winery located in the Baix Penedès with a winemaking tradition that dates back to 1914. The winery's history begins with Josep Jané. Albert Jané Jané, part of the second generation, became an important wine distributor and bought the current winery in El Vendrell in 1954. Under Benjamí Jané Ventura, part of the third generation, the family began bottling wines in 1985 and producing cava (sparkling wine) in 1988. The winery is currently run by the fourth generation, helmed by Gerard Jané Úbeda, the enologist responsible for making Jané Ventura wines. The same philosophy has guided each and every generation: grape growing and winemaking as a way of life. A guiding principle based on respect and admiration for a wonderfully exceptional environment.

Wine is both nature and society combined. It represents a permanent link to the world around us. Three years ago, the winery introduced a wine tourism concept that draws weekly visitors and established a strong connection with rural accommodation providers in the Baix Penedès area.

The winery currently produces wine for both the domestic market (50%) and export (50%) to Germany, Andorra, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

Varieties and Production

Jané Ventura produces wines in the county of Baix Penedès where the winery owns two estates: Mas Vilella and Finca Els Camps, which add up to 15 hectares of vineyards. In addition, the winery works with about twenty growers who cultivate grapes in the counties of Baix Penedès, Alt Penedès, Garraf and Alt Camp. All of them carry a D.O. Penedès designation.

Two factors significantly influence the viticulture of Jané Ventura: the mountain and the sea. The winegrowing areas extend from sea level up to 700 meters. The influence of the sea and the elevation provide the grapes with good acidity, resulting in very fresh wines. Xarel·lo is the predominant variety, but the winery also works with Macabeu, Malvasia de Sitges, Parellada, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sumoll, Syrah and Tempranillo.

Each variety is chosen and grown based on how well it adapts to the specific microclimate and terroir. This approach to winegrowing gives the wines of Jané Ventura their expressiveness, marked by full aromas and flavors.

The wines that form part of Qalidès come from the following terroirs: Finca Els Camps Ull de Llebre, Finca Mas Vilella and Finca Els Camps Macabeu

Wine Characteristics

Jané Ventura places particular importance on old vines, which have a more developed root system and thus impart greater minerality to the wines. The well-balanced canopy of old vines allows the grapes to accumulate the greatest amount of flavor and aroma.

Since 2010 the winery has practiced organic viticulture in its own vineyards, working in an environmentally friendly manner that foregoes the use of weed killers and preserves traditional forms of canopy management.

In 2008, the winery mapped the soils of the Jané Ventura estates, which revealed 17 different soil types. Loam or sandy-loam soils, occasionally quite shallow and very low in organic matter. The soil maps make it easier to identify how suitable a given plot of land is to a specific type of wine.

Thanks to these raw materials, Jané Ventura wines are very expressive, defined by a Mediterranean character, with great minerality, depth, freshness and magnificent aging potential. They reflect the landscape and land from whence they come.

Location

JANÉ VENTURA

Ctra. Calafell, 2, 43700 El Vendrell (Tarragona)
Tel. 977 66 01 18
janeventura@janeventura.com
GPS: 41º17’15.95”N 1º29’53.22”E