One of the very finest rosés in the world, this is a highly intricate wine with great finesse and balance. Extremely sophisticated and delicate, it boasts enticing aromas of juicy pear with notes of fresh red fruit, apricot and citrus, all tempered by savoury hints of bay leaf. On the palate, the aromas carry through and there is extremely bright acidity and genuine 'minerality'. This wine is bone dry, yet offers fabulous flavour intensity and length – truly fantastic.
3 Point Summary
Bone dry, layered aromas and flavours of red fruit and citrus.
Did you know..?
Previous vintages of this wine have won countless awards (and we are sure the 2017 will be no different come judging time!)
90/100 – Decanter Magazine 2018.
Grilled Fillet of Salmon with Asparagus
Serve at Temp
6 *C / 43 *F
GRENACHE (Garnacha) is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. It is most commonly found alongside Syrah and Mourvedre in the classic Southern Rhone Blend and is the main grape variety in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Its versatility provides winemakers with many possibilities and Grenache-based rosé is one of southern France's signature wine styles.
BODEGAS RAMÓN BILBAO was founded in 1924 by Ramón Bilbao Murga in Haro. He was an experienced wine trader and a pioneer in the art of ageing. The winery stayed family owned until 1966, when Ramón Bilbao Pozo, last of the descendants, died. In 1999 the winery changed hands and was completely renovated, with new facilities installed along with a commitment to making top-quality wines that reflect innovation as well as the traditions of la Rioja Alta. Today, Ramón Bilbao produces fruit driven styles as well as oaky wines, coming from the best estates and vineyards and with oak barrels from the best European and American forests. In 2014 Ramón Bilbao was awarded the Best Spanish Winery prize in by the IWSC.
RIOJA, SPAIN - Arguably Spain's top wine region, Rioja is home to bright, berry-scented, barrel-aged red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Located in northern Spain, Rioja is bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains whose shelter provides relatively warm, dry conditions. Soils vary from place to place, with the finest containing high levels of limestone, and Graciano and Carignan are also prevalent in the region’s reds, the best of which are matured in new oak barrels. Rioja blanco is also now developing into a successful white wine variety.