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Artesa Rioja Rosada
Artesa Rioja Rosada

Country of Origin: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grape Varieties: Tempranillo 85%, Garnacha 15%

Alcohol by Volume: 13%

Food Matches: Great with white meats, pasta, pizza or seafood. In fact great with food - or not!

Special Features: Vegan

Price: £6.80
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Tasting Notes: Well-made and down to earth. Fruity and refreshing. A rounded, medium bodied, dry rose. Gently fruity on the nose with strawberry and cherry aromas, quite full in flavour with soft berry fruits and a hint of spiciness on the finish.

Producer Details: This large, family-owned estate draws from 800 hectares of elevated hillside vineyards in some of the best zones of Rioja Baja. Thanks to a combination of the high quality of the grapes from these vineyards and modern vinification cellars, the young, unoaked wines are fresh and vibrant with good richness of fruit for wines at this level. A new barrel ageing cellar was completed in 2006 as production of the ripe and supple Crianza increases.

In The Vineyard: Artesa Rioja Rosado is made from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha grapes cultivated in hillside vineyards (400 metres above sea level) in Rioja Baja. The vineyards have clay stone soils with some sandy spots. The vines are trained using the trellis system.

In The Winery: The grapes are stored in vat at chilled temperatures for several hours before temperature controlled fermentation is started (temparture reaches no more than 21 degrees Centigrade). Maceration time is limited to 10 hours to produce a Rose wine with low tannins. The wine if fined with bentonite and filtered before bottling.

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