in Japan, an omakase restaurant offers a chef’s menu with the intention of highlighting the catch of the day, with a seafood focus. our menu is inspired by Japanese cuisine but features a range of ingredients, as we strive to make the most of the produce around us at it’s best.
We are also a natural wine shop, with new wines from small producers hitting our shelves daily. These are wines from all over the world yet each has a very distinct sense of place; reflecting the vineyard and how it’s cared for, the grape and the hands of their maker.
With what is (hopefully) the last of the cold weather upon us, we thought it would be a good opportunity to feature this lifted, juicy red from the north-western part of Spain.
From Cangas, a tiny town in the middle of well… nowhere. Despite the region having a long wine-making history, with monks having established vineyards there over a thousand years ago, the town now only boasts two wineries but we think this one would stand out even amongst a host of wineries.
The wines all speak of the cool Atlantic climate; fresh and vibrant, with bursting aromatics. This is a blend of Carrasquin, Mencia, Albarin Tinto, Verdejo Negra, all local varieties, grown on slate soils. There’s grippy, round tannins with a core of bright minerality and acidity that lengthens and stretches the palate. Soft yet elegantly structured.