Caballo Oscuro Garnacha Rosé 2018 – Dry Rosé Wine
The traditional red variety of the Ebro valley, Garnacha, can be light and fruity as well as full and rich. With a skin contact that is measured in minutes rather than hours, a faint but pretty rosé colour is achieved.
The Ebro is the major river in the north-east of Spain and the largest river in Spain to run into the Mediterranean. Along its length there are many wine growing regions, , starting with the region of Rioja below the city of Logroño. From there it flows through the lower part of Navarra and then on past Campo de Borja, Calatayud and Cariñena… way on down towards the Priorat, Tarragona and to the sea.
The 2018 vintage was a fairly ‘normal’ vintage. Good winter snows left a base of humidity in the soils which were replenished throughout the summer, which was relatively cool. August and early September were warm, good for ripening before a final shower at the beginning of harvest time. For the rest of the harvest, the weather was windy and dry.
Tasting Notes of Caballo Oscuro Garnacha Rosé: Very pretty pale shade of pink, with touches of violet at the edges. Scents of strawberries, flowers and a hint of creaminess. Clean crisp acidity, with delightful fruit, medium length, perfect for summer drinking
Suitable for Vegans
Serve well chilled