Grape Varietals: 85% Tempranillo & 15% Garnacha
Growing Region: Rioja, Spain
Owner / Director: Cristina Forner

I have had the pleasure of driving across part of northern Spain, from Barcelona to the wine region of Rioja where the fruit for this Rosado/ Rosé wine is sourced. The selected grape parcels which were hand-picked separately - were grown on gentle slopes in Cenicero and in Rioja Alavesa. The vines are a mixture of 15-20 years of age and grown at different altitudes in mainly clay and limestone soils.

 

The Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes were vinified separately. As the parcels came into the winery they were de-stemmed, crushed and with only a short period of skin contact of between 8-10 hours to achieve this bright coral pink colour in the juice. Fermentation then took place at a temperature of 16-18C. To retain the natural vibrancy, the lifted flavours and mouth feel, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine was then rested in stainless steel tanks for only a short period - being bottled just a few months after harvest.
In the glass you and your guests will need sunglasses for the bright coral pink colour that will shine in your glass. On the nose you will find redcurrants, young wild strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and floral notes.
On the palate the wine is deliciously mouth-filling, expressing those fresh vibrant red fruits, which are bright and ever so lifted. The Marqués de Cáceres rosé is an international benchmark for other rose wines, always expressing balance and elegance. This 2013 vintage has bright fruits and crisp natural acidity creating a wine with focused palate flavours and surprising length to the finish. A lively, refreshing and a most versatile rosé wine. Gently chill and serve at 8-10°C.

A rosé that will compliment and lift fresh seafood.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through until the end of 2016.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with seafood paella, prawns, sushi, salmon, vegetarian cuisine and also with strawberry sorbet, enjoy.