Marques De Caceres Excellens Rose, Rioja, Spain 2018

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The Marques de Caceres Excellens rose is an attractive, pale rosé colour with rose petals and refined notes of peaches on the nose. Silky-smooth and balanced in the mouth with delicate flavours of mature white peaches and pears. Its character comes through delicately on tasting with a touch of vivacity highlighting its freshness. Succulent with a nice finish.

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Tasting notes

The Marques de Caceres Excellens rose is an attractive, pale rosé colour with rose petals and refined notes of peaches on the nose. Silky-smooth and balanced in the mouth with delicate flavours of mature white peaches and pears. Its character comes through delicately on tasting with a touch of vivacity highlighting its freshness. Succulent with a nice finish.

Background

The grapes for the Marques de Caceres Excellens Rose are harvested 100% by hand, parcel by parcel. Harvesting takes place early in the morning to maintain the cooler temperatures that prevail during the night.

 Select vineyards at the highest altitudes are chosen to provide maximum finesse. The vines average around 25 years of age producing hight quality fruit of complexity.

Before fermentation, the stalks are removed and the grapes are pumped gently into the tanks, a process involving less crushing that allows them to preserve the extraction of colour and aromas. They then apply a skin-contact to extract aromas without too much colour. Before proceeding with the bleeding process, separately, for the Garnacha tinta and Tempranillo. This phase enables the winemaker to highlight the grapes’ primary aromas that give this rosé a very refined bouquet. The resulting pale-coloured must is then combined and fermented at low temperatures (16º-18ºC) in stainless-steel tanks. The wine is bottled during the months of December and January following the harvest.

Food Matching

Delicious with salmon canapes or an olive and goats cheese salad.

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