2012 Joc Blanc, Jordi Oliver, Rueda, Rueda

( €8.50, 13% )

An interloper in the tasting (as it comes from Rueda, not Emporda and is made from Verdejo), but it’s made by Jordi Oliver, hence its inclusion here. Made in a rich, slightly oxidative style with a creamy mid palate and flavours of grapefruit and mango and an undertow of tannin. Very complex, with a minerally finish.


Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, Spain, White, Verdejo

2012 Projecte Sis Garnatxa Gris, Emporda, Empordà

( €8, 12.5% )

Made in homeopathic quantities by Ferran Centelles, the former sommelier at the world-famous El Bulli restaurant, this is an old vine white with tangy, refined flavours and bright acidity. Floral and perfumed, this is ideal with seafood.

Similar Wines: £10-£20, 86-90, Spain, White