Delicate, pale…Rioja?

Pale, light and delicate, with an elegant freshness and fruity flavour… Ramón Bilbao Rosé is not a traditional Rioja - it is today’s Rioja.

The Alto Najerilla region, the coldest vine growing area in Rioja, has long been producing pale, dry style rosés – just like those from Provence that are gaining so much popularity around the world. At high altitudes between 550-700m above sea level, the terroir here is poor and shallow with clay chalk soils. Temperatures vary between 20-24ºC during the day and 3º-8ºC at night in the last stage of the ripening period – all of which is perfect for producing grapes for ‘Clarete’ rosé wines.

We’ve been drinking these wines at home and in restaurants for decades – and now you can too. Our Ramón Bilbao Rosé 2013 is made from 100% Garnacha grapes using the saignée method and is a completely different shade of pink than the deeply coloured Spanish rosés that are so often found outside our country.

Pale salmon pink in colour, our wine has aromas of fresh red berries on the nose, and flavours of strawberries and light citrus fruits on the palate with a zesty acidity that is just perfect for summer drinking.

You can find Ramón Bilbao Rosé 2013 at Hercules Wine WarehouseNoel Young Wines and Ellis of Richmond at around RRP £9 per bottle.

Watch the tasting video of the Ramón Bilbao Rosé below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_AVV-Szk68

 
Further information visit bodegasramonbilbao.es/en#

Contact: lwishart@ellis-wines.co.uk or raquel.zaldivar@diegozamora.es

Written by Decanter