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Aymar Rosé 2016
Castell De Pujades
Region: Penedès Classic
Country:Spain
Awards

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Tasting Notes

A wonderfully forward, delicious, bone-dry rosado Cava. Pale pink in colour with aromas of bright berry fruit alongside subtle streaks of salty minerality. The palate is mid-weight with a creamy texture and bracing acids.
Varieties

Garnacha is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where it is believed to have originated. It is generally spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate, and it produces wine with a relatively high alcohol content.
Region

Located southwest of the Spanish city of Barcelona, the Penedès wine appellation straddles two coastal provinces, Barcelona in the north and Tarragona further south. The Penedès vineyards are divided into three sub-regions, related to topography: low (maritime), central and high. The region stretches westward and inland from the Mediterranean Sea over undulations and hills known as the Catalan coastal depression, the coastal range and the pre-coastal mountains where vines thrive at up to 2,600 feet (800 meters) elevation. Mediterranean winters are generally mild, while summers are hot with average temperatures hovering in the 30°C range. The clay, sand and limestone soils below the grapes are generally dry and friable, conducive to letting vines penetrate deeply.
Vineyard

Located in the upper Penedès, in a privileged plane between the Mediterranean Sea and the pre-coastal mountain range, specifically in Costers del Montmell. At an altitude of 300 masl, the vineyards receive the influence of both sun and sea—ideal for viticulture.
Winemaking

Traditional method. 22 months on lees before dégorgement.

Wine Type: Sparkling

Variety: Grenache/Garnacha

Classification: DOca

Orientation: n/a

Appellation: Penedès

Gradient: 300 masl

Soil: Clay, Sand, Limestone

Farming Practices: Certified Organic, manual harvesting

Vinification: Traditional method, 22 months on lees before degorgement

Residual Sugar: 3g/l

Alcohol: 11.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: n/a

Other Practices: Sustainable, Certified Organic