Alonso & Pedrajo Suane Reserva Rioja Rosado 2019


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93 points Wine Advocate
My favorite wine this time is the rosé 2019 Suañé Rosado Reserva, a very unusual rosé made with a blend of 50% Viura, 30% Garnacha, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% other varieties with 13.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.3. The white grapes macerated with their skins, and then the Garnacha was added three days later with the full clusters; the native fermentation with the skins lasted for 15 days, and then the wine matured in barrel for 12 months. The color is not as deep as you might imagine, and the nose is marked by the skin contact and has some common notes with their whites but is milder. It's medium-bodied with fine tannins and great freshness. 2,664 bottles were filled in June 2021.

Light pink with onion skin notes. Red fruits (ripe strawberry), rose petals, herbal aromas, and dried fruits arise after breathing in the glass. It tastes fresh, fruity, and delicious in the mouth. It has a pleasant acidity and an excellent structure that dissolves in the mouth. Excellent contribution from the aging, which blends well with the citric aromas and flowery undertones. It is believed to improve with bottle ageing.

50% Viura, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Grenache from .2 of a hectare.

Wine with minimum intervention, with a small amount of sulfur added towards the conclusion of the alcoholic fermentation and before bottling. The clusters are gently de-stemmed, fermented, and macerated for 10 days with their skins. Alcoholic fermentation occurs spontaneously with natural yeasts. Skins are gently pressed in a vertical press before being transferred to 228-liter French oak barrels. After 13 months of maturing and weekly lees stirring until racking, the wine refines and decants in a stainless steel tank with its own lees for 6 months to facilitate spontaneous clarity. 13 months in 100% French oak (20% two years, 60% three years, 20% four years). Following bottling, it should be kept in the bottle for at least 12 months before being released.