This is one of the rarest and best wines we carry. Transcendent above most other wines in the world and certainly most other rosé
Tasting note: Colour: Onion skin colour. Nose: Fresh and persistent.Taste: Smooth and fresh with body and complexity due to the ageing conditions.
Grape Varieties: Garnacho (60%), Tempranillo (30%), and Viura (10%), all from our own vineyards.
Ageing period in barrels: 4 years being hand racked twice a year. Fined with egg whites.
Ageing period in bottle: Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 cl. bottles.
Alcohol Volume: 13% Vol.
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l.
Residual Sugar: Very Dry.
Gastronomy: This versatile wine will complement any dish due to its freshness. It goes very well with spice and hoot food. Perfect with ham and charcuterie. It combines very well with Indian, Mexican and Chinese style food.
This family-owned winery makes highly individual wines in a style essentially unchanged since its inception in 1877. They grow all their grapes using organic methods, ferment using only natural yeasts and do not filter their wines. They employ four full-time coopers to make their barrels. Gravonia, Tondonia, Bosconia and Cubillo are all individual vineyards which have been in the family for generations. Patience is a family watchword, as this bodega thinks nothing of waiting twenty years before releasing a wine. Their “Crianzas” are aged like others’ “Reservas” and “Gran Reservas”; the “Reservas” as long as others’ top “Gran Reservas”. And the ultimate accolade of “Gran Reserva” is accorded to only the very greatest vintages. Rarely are there more than three of these in a decade. These are uniquely traditional Riojas of massive, boundary-crossing repute. Both red and white are capable of staggering longevity. We are immensely proud to represent them. The only rub is that the estate’s uniqueness has now become universally recognised with a resultant run on stocks. Even with the producer’s necessity to raise prices AND the application of the iniquitous tariff, the prices remain entirely reasonable for uniquely great wines sold at peak maturity.