Monday, September 2, 2013

Rosés : Garbó Montsant Rosat 2012

Viñas del Montsant S.L., Montsant, Marçà, Spain  
  Grapes:  70% Garnacha - 30% Syrah

This small production Rosé (only 2100 6-packs were produced) hails from the Montsant region which is Intertwined with the illustrious Priorat region in eastern Spain. Montsant grows Spain’s national grape Tempranillo, along with Rosé producers’ favorites Garnacha (aka Grenache) and Syrah, these last two of which are used to produce this Rosé. This wine is hailed as an “ultra-premium” wine of distinction from Spain’s Denominación de Origen regions. The grapes are grown in a complex multi-layered soil which it is said gives the grapes unusual richness and character. Spain produces a significant amount of rosé wine, which often presents unusual value for the price. Typically, the wine is made in the “saigné” method, explaining the deeper reddish coloring. This usually results in more berry flavors than the lighter pink press versions.
Marc's Tasting Notes:
A pale reddish pink in the glass, the nose jumps with the smell of red berries, red apple skin, and melon. The palate unfolds quite consistently with raspberries and strawberries coming into more focus, joined by smooth herbs and hints of tropical fruit. The wine has a long smooth finish. This wine is both typical in flavor due to the grapes used, and full in style due to the winemaking techniques used, and represents darker Rosés at their best. Smooth, fruity, but certainly dry enough to pair with lots of foods, it’s hard to beat at its price point.

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS CSW 

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