2016 Cerro la Barca Vegas Altas Ancestral Rose, 750ml

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A very light, dry and crisp naturally sparkling rose from southwestern Spain that'll make you believe you are drinking something much more expensive. A blend of Macabeo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Xarel-lo there is only a slightly pinkish color to the wine and subtle degree of red berry notes is not unlike a Champagne. A pet-nat the bubbles are created in the single oringal fermentation and without any dosage, therefore a fully dry wine. Organic farming with biodynamic practices, aged a year before disgorgement.

From the mouth of the importer (Zev Rovine):

"Juan Sojo and Ángel Luis González are like brothers from different mothers. One minute they’re arguing and the next they’re toasting to another harvest. They studied oenology together and ever since have been making wines together. Ángel Luis comes from a background in agriculture while Juan comes from a background in chemistry. Both so different, but yet complement each other so well.

Together they want to prove their homeland’s winemaking potential and in doing so have recovered one of the region’s forgotten varieties: Eva de los Santos. They control and source grapes from 38 hectares of vineyards (some over 80 years of age) and have become the only organic wine producers in all of Extremadura.

Following biodynamic principles and taking advantage of the night’s cooler temperatures, they reap their harvest under September’s full moon. Every grape cluster selected passes through their hands guaranteeing the highest quality and allowing them to limit the use of additives in the cellar."

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