Marques de Riscal Rosado
Marques de Riscal began making rose wines in the 60’s, coinciding with the centenary of the bodega, made from grapes grown on young vines less than 15 years’ old.
This rose is made by pressing in line with a concept of classicism and refinement, producing a delicacy, freshness and smoothness which are rare in this type of wine.
Its style is refreshing and easy to drink. It has immediate appeal thanks to its natural fruitiness, viscosity and fresh, clean personality. It is a lovely pale-pink colour, with fragrant red-berry aromas and hints of white blossom. It has a soft, smooth mouth-feel and a long, fresh finish.
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The fruit for this wine came from vineyards located on the Nederburg farm in Paarl. Close proximity to the cellar is beneficial on two fronts: retaining freshness and minimising skin contact to achieve a light onion colour in the wine. Planted in 2007 in shale, with good water-holding capacity to buffer soil against heat waves and to protect the freshness of the fruit. The vines are trellised on vertical systems, with sufficient sunlight penetrating into canopies for more balanced acidity in the eventual wine
Colour Blush pink.
Bouquet Tempting aromas of ripe orange melon, cling peach and subtle caramel with a shy hint of cherry and pomegranate.
Palate Melon, cherry and pomegranate with revitalising juiciness and a subtle floral note. Rounded and ripe with pleasantly refreshing acidity throughout.
Pale and bright pink in color, it exposes sensations of ripe grapefruit and lime on the nose that anticipate a fresh and delicate palate but at the same time broad and with an enviable structure
“Pale pink colour. Aromatic with some garrigue/wild herb notes, ripe citrus, lemongrass and crushed red currant. Medium weight with a crisp backbone, sour red berry flavours yet with ripeness and warmth followed by a substantial finish.” – 90/100, Andreas Larsson – Tasted
Blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault.