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| ||Tasted by Harley1199 on 2/16/2013: I was seeking for serious Rosé in order to match a homemade Singaporean style fetuchini.|
This looked good: from Navarra, Merlot based (without Greneche), 14% alcohol....it had all those premises you want but they weren't enough.
Vivid pink colour. Lovely echoes of chocolate, flowers and mineral hints this grape on the nose. Some density in the mouth. Nice bitter finish.
Intense but wasn't its place. That all.
Buscaba un Rosado en condiciones para maridar unos fetuchini al estilo de Singapur.
Prometía bastante: Navarra, hecha con Merlot (sin Garnacha), 14 grados...tenía todas las premisas pero no fueron suficientes.
De vivo color rosa. Con ricos ecos de la Merlot: chocolate, flores y toques minerales en nariz. En boca alguna densidad. Bello final amargo
Intenso pero no era su lugar. Eso es todo. (515 views)
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Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
Navarra Vino de Navarra (Asociación Bodegas de Navarra)
1983 Very good
1984 Very good
1988 Very good
1989 Very good
1993 Very good
1994 Very good
1996 Very good
1998 Very good
1999 Very good
2000 Very good
2002 Very good