Quinta de Aves Cabernet Franc-Graciano Rosado 2018

14.99 11.99



With the faintest hint of colour extracted from these two robust red varietals, this sleek rosado is more akin to Provence in style than central Spain. Grapes are harvested at night and macerated at very low temperatures to slowly draw out colour and flavour, with very light pressing prior to fermentation.

Pale pink in colour, with elegant aromas reminiscing rhubarb and rose petals, the palate is soft, velvety and finely balanced, with cherry, strawberry and citrus notes filling out the flavour profile.

  • Fruity, aromatic, minerally
  • 750 ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2021
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Producer: Quinta de Aves

Quinta de Aves is located in the Campo de Calatrava region south of Madrid, a large estate of 500 hectares although less than a sixth of this is vineyards. The rest of the estate is open farm, bush and lagoons, the birds adorning the winery's labels symbolic of the 100+ different bird species that inhabit and migrate through it.

Campo de Calatrava is in fact a volcanic field of more than 5000 square km, with volcanic activity recorded as recently as the 18th century. This makes the topology of the landscape and the soil type of the vineyards unique and highly distinctive in Spain, the volcanic rock imparting minerality to the vines, grapes and the resulting wines.

The whites here are particularly impressive, as good as many a Rueda and Rias Baixas we've tasted, with that minerality a signature.

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