9 rosés to try before you die

14th August, 2017 by Patrick Schmitt

3. Marqués de Murrieta Primer Rosé, 2016

The style: Dry rosé
The medal: Gold
The price: Approx £35
The sugar content: 1.4g/l
The ABV: 13%
The closure: Natural cork
The producer: Marqués de Murrieta
The source: Rioja, Spain
The grapes: 100% Mazuelo
The taste: This newcomer to the luxury rosé scene adds elegance to the category, with its pretty packaging, pale appearance, and delicate red berry fruit flavours. Despite the many Grenache and Tempranillo base rosados from Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta chose to use just Mazuelo (otherwise known as Carignan) for this top-end pink. Just 5,000 bottles are made of the wine annually, and drinkers can expect plenty of ripe fruit, but also a bone dry refreshing finish, while, in contrast to the practice of barrel-ageing Rioja’s reds and whites, this rosé has not been fermented or aged in oak.

3 Responses to “9 rosés to try before you die”

  1. Chris T says:

    A nice cold pint of real ale is much more immediate refreshment than any rosé

  2. Gordon S says:

    Some of these rosé wines sound lovely. Rosé wines seem quite popular at the moment and the average quality has seems to have improved. I was a bit disappointed to see that nearly all those presented come from France and none from Italy. I have tasted some fabulous Italian rosés ….. at fairly approachable prices.

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