10 brilliant rosés that won’t break the bank

2. Ontañón Clarete, 2016

The style: Dry rosé

The medal: Gold

The price: Approx £10

The sugar content: 3 g/l

The producer: Bodegas Ontañón

The source: Rioja, Spain

The grapes: 85% Viura, 15% Tempranillo

The taste: This wine make look like a textbook Provençal rosé, but not only does it hail from Spain, it’s created primarily from a white grape – Viura. Called Clarete, this is a traditional style of rosado Rioja made mixing the unfermented grape juice of white and red berries, before part-fermenting the combination with the skins from red grapes. The result is a wine that’s delicate in colour and taste, with some peach and apple along with a touch of red berry fruit. Mixing an oily mid-palate and a bright finish, this is a lovely, balanced rosé that’s a bit different.


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