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Tapas At Home . 5

Tuna Escalivada

Escalivada - or Catalan Roasted Vegetables, Its name comes from a verb in Catalan meaning "to roast in the embers." With this recipe, it forms the base of the dish and can be enjoyed without the tuna for a good vegan option. Make sure you have lots of crusty bread to mop up the delicious oil.

You can pick up tins of Bonito tuna from any of The Tapas Room deli shelves.

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Wine Pairing:

Heus Blanco.

Producer La Vinyeta

Wine Name Heus* Blanco

Colour White

Style Juicy & Ripe

Vintage 2020

Main Grape Macabeo

Other Grapes 28% Garnatxa Blanca; 7% Xarel·lo; 5% Muscat

Features: Aromatic, Bitter, Dusty, Guava, Juicy, Passion fruit,

Tasting note: Rich, aromatic, fleshy and tropical nose of mango, passion fruit and guave. The palate is soft, oily and beautifully textured with more tropical fruit, guava and even some grapefruit. It is salty and mineral with hints of wet rocks and pebbles, with a touch of pithy bitterness and a long mouthwatering juicy finish.

Drink with

Asparagus risotto, Fritto misto, Poached salmon,

La Vinyeta is a collection of small vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Empordá, in an area called Mollet de Peralada. A young, family-owned business it began some 15 years ago when Josep Serra purchased two old Carignan and Grenache vineyards – aged 55 and 80 years old – and kept on planting. The winery now stands at a reasonable 30 hectares. It was a few years later in 2006 that the winery was built and the first vintages were made from over 10 varieties. In 2009 La Vinyeta became one of the first vineyards to adopt Integrated farming in the region which it has continued to develop and evolve over time.

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