Organic Rioja Rose
Viñedos Real Rubio
When faced with watered-down fruit juice masquerading as rosé wine it is easy to see why rosé sometimes has a poor reputation of being some sort of by-product of winemaking. Fortunately there are winemakers like Mari Luz and Javier from Viñedos Real Rubio who put real effort and determination into making rosé wines that stand comparison with their red and white brethren.
This Organic Rioja Rose is made from 100% organic Tempranillo grapes, hand-picked and stemmed before a slow, painstaking vinification process. The result is a bold rose wine, salmon-pink in colour, showing liveliness and acidity supported by good depth of redberry, raspberry and strawberry flavours. Smooth and long on the palate with intense floral notes and excellent minerality.
This is not just a wine to drink on a summer's day, but also to be partnered as a food wine with smoked charcuterie, zingy shellfish, gazpacho and even a Thai green curry.
|ORGANIC RIOJA ROSE, 2018|
|BODEGA||Viñedos Real Rubio|
|LABEL||Real Rubio Organic Rose|
|VARIETIES||100% Organic Tempranillo|
|PRODUCTION AREA||Monte Yerga, Aldeanueva de Ebro|
|VINIFICATION AND AGEING||Grapes are hand-picked and stemmed before maceration in stainless steel vats and cool fermentation between 13-17oC.|
|SERVING||Best served at 9-11oC|