Rosado for All: A Summery 6-Pack of Spanish Rosés!

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Pale, fresh and mineral-driven to pigmented, spicy and rich, some Spanish rosados (rosés) stand out for their bold structure and food pairing potential, while others are thirst-quenching, pleasurable and light. Vast diversity among terroirs, local grape varieties, and climates in beautiful, bountiful Spain allow for every style of rosé your summer menus and changing moods require.

This rosado mixed pack includes six distinct and delicious wines at an excellent price from Catalonian Cava country (Castellroig), Navarra (Viña Zorzal), Basque Country (Ameztoi), Ribera del Duero (Alfredo Maestro), and the Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Gran Canaria (Bermejos and Frontón do Oro). Detailed notes for all of the rosados can be found below, as well as links to buy each wine individually.

Quantities are limited. 6-pack items that run out will be replaced with rosados of comparable value and quality. Cheers! Ariana Rolich

 

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Ameztoi 2014 Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Rosé

This light bodied, dry, crisp rose is a testament to the Ameztoi family's long history of producing txakoli in Getaria. The vineyard overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is comprised of 150 year old vines. This rose is made from the indigenous grapes Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri, grown on sand and clay soils and fermented in steel tanks. The 2014 vintage shows ripe strawberry on the nose leading to red, candied fruit on the palate, with a hint of zesty lemon-lime on the finish. A little residual carbonic gas at bottling gives this wine some fresh spritz. Perfect for a warm summer afternoon with friends! Lily Sears

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Castellroig 2014 Penedes Ull de Llebre Rosat (Still)

Marcel Sabaté is the master of Penedès' micro-terroirs as well as the source for our perennial best selling sparkler, Castellroig Cava! His still rosat (Catalan for rosado) from 100% Ull de Llebre (Catalan for Tempranillo) grown on Miocene sea loam soils undergoes a short maceration and long, cool fermentation in stainless steel for a brisk and thirst-quenching wine of terroir. Briskly acidic and texturally complex, with floral raspberry aromas and vivid red berry flavors of sour cherry, tart cranberry and wild raspberry, with sea salt, zesty green herbs, and pronounced minerality on the long, cool finish. An outrageously refreshing aperitif, but built perfectly for spicy fare, seafood paella, and anything from the grill. Ariana Rolich

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Bermejos 2014 Lanzarote Rosado of Listán Negro

A series of volcanic eruptions starting in 1730 covered Lanzarote (the oldest, easternmost Canary Island) with thick layers of lava and ash, giving rise to the island's unique form of viticulture. In order to contend with the relentless trade winds that sweep the island and enable roots to access the nutrients beneath the meters of crunchy black organically inert ashy topsoil, vines are planted at the bottom of volcanic fissures and "hoyos" - craters rimmed by stone walls, usually with just one vine at the bottom of each. Bermejos' visionary winemaker, Ignacio Valdera, makes this rosado from low-yielding Listan Negro grown organically or sustainably. This is always a fascinating wine, typically a bit introverted upon arrival (a late release every year), after which it opens gradually, revealing layers of fruit and supple, savory mineral and earth tones. The 2014 vintage arrived last summer a delightful extrovert, and has evolved beautifully over the year. Mouth-watering aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, crisp golden beet, and delicate tropical notes emanate from the glass, with juicy, energizing flavors of wild cherry and blood oranges, tangy cranberry, crisp watermelon and a splash of the salty sea. A winning accompaniment to seafood (squid, sashimi, clams) as well as gazpacho, deviled eggs with paprika, charcuterie, and rustic, nutty cheeses. Ariana Rolich

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Frontón de Oro 2014 Gran Canaria Rosado

Soft-spoken brothers Pedro and Antonio Ramírez of Frontón de Oro are the team behind some of the most distinctive and elegant red wines coming out of the Canary Islands. With vines at over 1200 meters altitude (although inland, the breathtakingly bucolic vineyards are so high there's a clear view of the sea!), it is unsurprising that their rosado of Listan Negro, Listan Prieto, and Vijariego Negro (co-planted), is aromatic, herbal, complex, and totally fabulous. The grapes are destemmed before undergoing a 30 hour maceration and long, cool native yeast fermentation in stainless steel. Fragrant hibiscus and deep minerality combine with savory watermelon pith, fresh alpine strawberry, spicy cayenne, and volcanic ashy earth. The young but elegant, tissue paper-like tannins that we admire in the Ramirez brothers' reds are present in the rosado as well. These are "food wines" so please experiment! Grilled or sauteed squid from Captain Alex  with garlic, olives, and herbs, stuffed red peppers, grilled sausage, and fresh grilled vegetables  with  sea salt and olive oil will sing alongside of this quintessential volcanic island wine. Ariana Rolich

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Viña Zorzal 2014 Navarra Garnacha Rosado

Viña Zorzal offers some seriously delicious wines from old vines for very little money (as fans of their delightful red Graciano can attest). This one honors the traditional wine of the Navarra region - rosado of Garnacha - and is made from the Sanz family's low-yielding, head trained, organically farmed, old vine Garnacha. Fragrant red current, raspberry, and pink peppercorn aromas lead to distinctive crushed cranberry and strawberry fruit, with zesty pink grapefruit, tropical and herbal undertones on the finish. Zorzal offers impressive concentration, freshness, and complexity at an unbelievable price. Bold, clear, and comforting, we love this wine after a particularly long day and alongside anything from the grill. Its new label features an image of popcorn kernels because Xabi Sanz of Zorzal recommends it as an accompaniment to popcorn and a movie. We look forward to giving that pairing a try! Ariana Rolich

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Maestro Tejero, Alfredo 2014 Vdt Castilla y Leon Amanda Rosado de Lagrima

A few bottles of the long-gone 2014 Amanda Rosado appeared in the cellar - grab one while you can! From Alfredo Maestro, Master of the Duero and fierce advocate for natural winemaking and biodynamic farming, Amanda Rosado de Lagrima is made primarily from a single vineyard of 60 year-old vines of Garnacha Tintorera planted on calcareous clay soils at 850 meters altitude  above the Valle del Botijas in the province of Segovia. Luscious and full relative to its 12% alcohol, and nearly fluorescent garnet in the glass (Garnacha Tintorera is a red-fleshed variety), with racing acidity. Aromas are wild, musky and pure, with kirsch, crushed berries, raspberry blossoms, and rainwater, followed by tart currant, seedy black raspberry, crushed ripe blueberries, and invigorating acidity on the mineral-dense palate. Although technically a rosado, Amanda is a delicious way to trick rosé-averse spouses and fans of chilled red wines. Ariana Rolich

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