At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca
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At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca - 2018

Item # 36730 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This vintage dated, sparkling rosé is made from equal parts Macabeu and Garnatxa. The Garnatxa is gently macerated with its skins for 9-12 hours, giving the wine a very pale pink hue. The Macabeu for this wine comes from the Massís del Garraf subzone, grown in calcareous gravel soils at 320-420m elevation, whereas the Garnatxa comes from a lower area in Conca de l’Anoia where the soil is more clay-calcareous. Primary fermentation is in stainless steel using natural yeasts, and then aged sur lie for a minimum of 20 months and bottled with zero dosage.


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Staff Pick Notes

The team behind AT Roca have crafted a stunning, single vintage, traditional method rosat. Standards at this Bodega are rigorous--fruit is hand-harvested, organic, fermented with natural yeasts and the wines are even aged under cork as opposed to crown cap. Short maceration of the Garnacha grapes yields a pale pink. Tart red apples and raspberries, sea shells and fresh baked pastry dominate a perfumed yet focused nose. The bubbles on the palate are notably fine and elegant and in harmony with a firm, acidic backbone. You'll also note a less fruity, more saline/mineral-driven palate on the way to a bone dry finish with a vibrant savory length. I would advise not serving this excellent Rosat too cold (just as you might with Champagne) and offer it some air exposure. You'll experience even more depth, complexity and texture.

- AG

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