WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is a Provence-style rose with wonderful aromatics and offers enough acidity to accompany most cuisines.
Varietal Composition: 100% Garnacha
Elaboration: Gently destemmed bunches are pressed, extracting the must to a temperature controlled stainless-steel tank. The must is kept for 24 hours at 60 °F before fermentation to enhance aromatic characteristics. There is a light filtration before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Pale pink color with soft tones of Salmon. Notes of white and citrus fruits, complex aromas of apricot, ripe peach and lychee. A fine line of acidity accompanies the fresh finish.
Finca de la Rica, Labastida, is located in the south of the province of Alava, in the estate of El Convento, in the heart of La Rioja Alavesa.
At the end of the 19th century the orography of the area prevented the establishment of the railroad and this also helped to sidestep industrialization process that took place in other areas of La Rioja. For this reason, the wineries of Labastida were able to continue with their eminently family-run character. The Amurrio Barroeta brothers are no exception: Arturo and Javier Amurrio are the fourth generation of a dynasty of winegrowers from Álava, owning 39 hectares of vineyards distributed among 30 plots throughout the entire township of Labastida. The average age of their vines is around 45 years. Although the predominant grape variety is the Tempranillo, the circles of nearly century-old Grenache vines that the family owns and the octogenarian Viura vines growing in the Matadula estate also play important roles.
The Amurrio Barroeta brothers, Luis López González, and Ignacio Uruñuela de la Rica are four professionals from the sector, passionate about viticulture, about wine and most importantly, about human relations.