Rose & Blush Wine | Grenache
Zestos Old Vine Garnacha Rosado Wine 2018 is a tremendous dry rose made from old vine Garnacha from Spain's undersung growing areas, DO Vinos de Madrid. Zestos, which means basket in Spanish, pays homage to Spain's rich viticultural history, referencing the back-slung baskets that vineyard workers used to transport the grapes from the vineyard to wineries on foot. After harvest, the grapes are pressed and macerate at cold temperature with 30% of the skins for 6 to 8 hours.
Madrid, long known for bulk wine production, has experienced a renaissance in the past 20 years, owing to the excellent raw material and unique terroir. The high elevation and old vine plantings in limestone soils produce Garnacha with lift, elegance, and nuanced aromatics.
This elegant, vibrant, mineral Zestos Garnacha Rose Wine from the high elevation mountains of Madrid offers strawberry and pomegranate aroma coupled with flavors of cherries and grapefruit. The finish is crisp with notes of minerality. It has bottled at 12% alcohol by volume.
This Zestos Rosado 2018 is the perfect warm-weather sipper – a versatile wine that performs equally well on its own or a variety of delicious food. It pairs well with shrimp, shellfish, and spicy seafood preparations. Enjoy!