Producer: Honorio Rubio - An early 20th Century winery, producing both young and aged wines with grapes from their vineyards in Cordovin, Rioja.
Locallity: Rioja, Spain
Grape Varieties: Viura & Garnacha
Style: Rosé - Rioja Clarete
Organic & vegan friendly!
Low sulphur - contains sulphites
Production Method: This “Rioja Clarete” looks like a rosé but is made differently. Maceration is on the skins of both white and red grapes before the juice is used for fermentation yielding more of a white wine with a pink hue. Fermentation takes place in steel vessels using indegenous yeast, this wine is then bottled young without lees with a small amount of sulfur. Typically in rosé wine production, red grapes are juiced and left to soak (macerate) with their skins for a day or two until the juice turns a subtle pink color. The grape skins are then removed and the juice continues to ferment.
Appearance: Blushed pink and clear
Flavour Profile: Bright and sharp redcurrants, juicy strawberries and fragrant rhubarb combine a buttery/creamy finish which gives the impression of flavours in a fruit crumble or pie. There’s a great balance between acidity, sweetness and texture in this wine. Again very approachable with a clean fermentation profile, easily identifiable fruit notes and a crisp dry finish. Incredibly easy to drink despite the ABV.