Olivares Jumilla Rosé 2021
For Jumilla, the key to its vineyards' survival was their sandy soil—which is anathema to the Phylloxera insect. As a glorious consequence, Jumilla not only has some of the oldest vines in the world, but also the largest number of ungrafted vines. Most of these vines are Mourvèdre, or Monastrell as it is locally known, one of the most prized varieties of Mediterranean Europe. And Jumilla's summers boast hot days and cool nights, perfect for ripening grapes, while maintaining acidity.
This rosé is 70% Garnacha and 30% Mourvèdre. A fresh and subtle rose with red and white cherries, freshly crushed strawberries and a hint of grapefruit. Crisp, medium-bodied palate....drinking great now but will age at least a year.
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