Garnacha grapes are harvested from the estate's vineyard No 5, close to the winery. Here old bush vines (average age 60 years) are planted on brown limestone and loam soils at an altitude of 450m. Low yields ensure ripe fruit and good concentration. Harvesting is by hand during late September / early October. Produced by the saignée (or 'bleeding' method), the free run juice is fermented for approximately 20 days - in stainless steel and at low temperatures to preserve the aromatics and purity of fruit.
'Though pale rosé is very fashionable, this is a traditional style of Garnacha rosado. Sarria focus on creating a full-flavoured wine rather than sacrificing flavour in an atttempt to meet the popular aesthetic. It's a textured, more complex, rosé with bright and intense red cherry and berry characters with hints of strawberry. Ripe, mouth-filling and concentrated with some tannic grip, yet balanced by fresh acidity.
A very versatile wine - try with grilled salmon or asian salads.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023