Liquid Geography Rose 2015
Liquid Geography Rosé is their way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone that has helped Ole & Obrigado, a niche import company of Iberian wines since its foundation in 1999. To express their gratitude to the many who have helped them over the years, Olé & Obrigado donates 100% of Liquid Geography's profits in equal parts to: the TJ Martell Foundation in its search for cancer cures, the South Bronx Educational Foundation to help children with challenging academic backgrounds, and starting in 2018, Wheeling Forward to help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest.
Since 2013, they have raised over $270,000 from the Liquid Geography Mencia wine. The goal with this wine is to achieve $1 million in total donations by 2025. To help make a difference, join them in bringing hope through wine to these wonderful causes! Liquid Geography is a dry rosé wine made with mencia grapes from 53 year old vines in the region of Bierzo in northwest Spain, a region with a wine history that dates back to the Roman times. Mencia is a red grape that is indigenous to the area. This rosé sees no oak and is fermented and in stainless steel vats. Liquid Geography is produced from vineyards owned by the Guerra winery, which farms 1/3 of all vineyards in the Bierzo region. Out of the 3,000ha (7,413 acres) of vineyard land in Bierzo, Guerra takes care of 1,000ha (2,471 acres), however, they only make wine with the best 10% of grapes. This rigorous selection process allows Liquid Geography to show consistent extraordinary quality.
One of the few northwestern Spanish regions with a focus on a red variety, Bierzo, part of Castilla y León, is home to the flowery and fruity Mencia grape. Mencia produces balanced and bright red wines full of strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, baking spice, pepper and black licorice. The well-drained soils of Bierzo are slate and granite.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.