A fantastic year-round Rosé with crisp, clean flavours that are a great match with light dishes.
Winery: Vinos Guerra was founded by Don Antonio Guerra in 1879, making it the oldest winery in the Bierzo region of northwest Spain. Today the estate’s 2471 acres of vineyards are one third of all the vineyards Bierzo. The winery is known for its highly selective processes of only using the best 10% of grapes, which translate into wines with consistent “extraordinary quality”. The estate also possesses “the oldest and most precious Mencia and Dona Blanca vines in the Bierzo region”.
Winemaking: All of the vineyards are dry farmed and cultivated using only organic methods. The average vine age is 50 years. Grapes for the Rosado were sourced from vines in river stone and clay soils at nearly 2000 ft in elevation planted in 1958-68. Aged in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Coral pink in colour with aromas of wildflowers and traces of pink peppercorn. Cranberry and apple flavours were supported by a bright acidity, whilst fresh citrus and clean mineral notes elongated the dry finish.
Recommended Pairing: Salads, light pasta and rice dishes [from the winery]. I enjoyed it with soft goat cheese, quince chutney and grilled bread and it was absolutely fantastic.
Bottled by Vinos Guerra
$12 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015