The bright pink hue in our Las Rocas Rosé hints at the enticing aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry in this wine. Clean and fruit forward, this Rosé is crafted entirely from Garnacha grapes grown in our high altitude vineyards. The extreme conditions in Calatayud translate to bright red fruit flavors that mingle with a hint of spice to create a full-bodied, elegant Rosé with a long, fruity finish.
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Although the D.O. is quite young, vines have been grown in the zone for some time. About one eighth of the vineyard land’s production has been bottled at one of Spain’s best and most progressive cooperatives, San Alejandro. With an abundance of amazing raw material, Eric Solomon was able to commission several bottlings of very old vine fruit into what has become one of the most sought-after estates in the portfolio. Calatayud benefits from a continental climate with vast temperature differences between night and day. Harvests are much later than in other parts of Aragon, and the acidity/maturity/alcohol ratios tend to be more balanced.
As most of the vineyards lie on what was (thousands of years ago) an old river basin, the soil is comprised of brown limestone and loam over slate and gypsum. This particular soil is also ideal for production of olives, cherries, and other fruits. Jean-Marc Lafage (of Domaine Lafage in France’s Roussillon) is responsible for the Las Rocas cuvees.