At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca
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At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca - 2020

Item # 36730 750mL
$22.96/ Single Bottle
$275.52 $261.74/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

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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