2015 Marques de Caceres Rosado

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 87
Vinous Media: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 87
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$6.99

100% Tempranillo

SUPERB SUMMER BARGAIN! FRESH, BRIGHT, AND JUST PLAIN DRINKABLE!

"A deep color and prominent structure mark this as a traditional-style rosé. Features bold cherry, leafy and spicy flavors, with firm acidity and light tannins. Can stand up to food. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported." (WS)

"Lurid pink. Raspberry, tangerine and a hint of white pepper on the incisive nose and in the mouth. Silky and open-knit, offering good lift and cling; a subtle floral nuance sneaks in late. Finishes smooth and a touch warm, leaving behind a candied red fruit note." (VM)

"Currant, cranberry, perfume and a sense of freshness make up this simple quaffer. Medium in body, with a hint of tannins, this tastes mostly of stone fruits. Papaya and apricot flavors round out the finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Pale coral pink colour. Notes of redcurrants anise and flowers (lilies). Deliciously full in the mouth, where this wine delivers its fleshy, juicy and versatile character that is also very refreshing. This rosé has becomes a reference amongst others in its category. True class and elegance.

Generally speaking, this has been a cold, damp year with very little sunshine and rainfall way above the usual levels. This delayed the budding and caused irregularities in the flowering and the setting of the berries.

Following an unusually wet winter, the almost wintry temperatures in March and April delayed the budding by about three weeks. Summer, however, was very favourable with many sunny days, pleasant temperatures and not too much hea. In spite of this, the delay in the vegetative cycle continued troughout and set back the harvest until the month of October.

The grapes are macerated for several hours after which the must separates from the skins, oozing out to begin the slow process of alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine is the stabilized by refrigeration treatment. This type of wine is not aged in oak.

An ideal match for Mediterranean cuisine, barbecues and open-air parties, vegetables sautéed in olive oil, paella, pasta, and lightly spiced dishes (thyme, laurel, oregano, etc.). The perfect rosé for fish, pork and chicken. It will even brighten up your table in the winter season!.

Surprisingly fresh, this is a versatile rosé that marries superbly with all kinds of food. Serve at 8-10C. Drink young.