At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca
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At Roca Cava Rosé Brut Reserva, Augustí Torelló Roca - 2021

Item # 36730 750mL

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


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Although At Roca is a sparkling wine from Spain you won't find the word "cava" anywhere on the label. Augusti Terello Roca wanted to highlight the unique terroir of Penedes, which is rich in marine deposits, and where generations of his family have been making top-quality wine for generations. So he and other top producers created the DO Classic Penedes to separate themselves from the pack. His rosat is a blend of Macabeo and Grenache grown on cool, north-facing slopes giving the wine an extra dose of freshness. Minerality shines through along with crisp raspberry and apple notes and a slightly savory, saline quality. The only aspect of cava he kept is the price, but the quality is on par with Champagne.

- ALM

Glossary

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both characterized by significant percentages of Grenache, while in Tavel and Lirac the grape is used to make...

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Cava

Dry, delicious Cava is an excellent Champagne alternative. The best examples are aged on the lees (the spent yeast cells used in fermentation) and show complexity to rival that of the best Champagnes.


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