Viña Real Rosado 2020
Attractive salmon pink in colour with a rose pink rim. This is an aromatic wine, the nose revealing floral aromas along with peach, apricot and background notes of strawberry and citrus. Delicious, balanced palate, rounded with a lightly acidic aftertaste and a long, fruit-driven finish. An elegant wine which can be enjoyed at any time, with food or without.
Carefully selected vineyards in the Alavesa sub-region of Rioja.
2020 has been a “difficult” year. The weather adversities, such as the hail in June, have been joined this year by the uncertainty generated by the pandemic. Overall, the 2020 campaign had a reduced harvest in some places of Rioja Alavesa, due to hail and rain during flowering time, but the grapes developed in an exceptional quality and healthy way, with good expectations to obtain aromatic wines, with great freshness and very positive organoleptic conditions. In Vina Real, the harvest began on the 15th September with white and red grapes from the lower area of Rioja Alvaesa (Laserna, Oyon), and ended on the 9th October with grapes from the highest areas (El Villar d Alava – Labastida).
Grapes were harvested at peak ripeness. The three varieties, garnacha, tempranillo and viura were placed in the vat and allowed several hours of cold maceration. Following this, the vat was gravity drained, without mechanical pressing, to produce a juice which was then fermented at a controlled temperature of 16¼C for 20-25 days. In this way, the all important primary aromas are maintained. The resulting wine was kept for a time at the winery before being released to the market.
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