Mesta Organic Rose Ucles Tempranillo 2018

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Mesta Organic Rose Ucles Tempranillo 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Central Castile

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mesta

Tasting notes - An approachable but serious rosé, displaying great purity of flavour in a light, elegant style. Pale strawberry in colour, with fresh berry aromas and subtle floral notes, this shows excellent fruit concentration on the palate. A slightly off-dry finish is beautifully balanced by a crisp acidity and a refreshing, savoury note. 

Mesta Organic Rose Ucles Tempranillo 2018

A delicate rosé in a light, elegant style with fresh red berry aromas and subtle floral notes with a beautifully herbaceous finish.

Producer Note

Mesta is a range of organically and sustainably grown single varietal wines, which stylishly showcase the Spanish wine revolution under the symbol of the Mesta. Mesta was a powerful alliance of sheep ranchers in medieval Castile, who controlled the cañadas: the traditional rights of way for migrating sheep. To this day the cañadas are protected from being blocked or built upon, a reminder of ancient rights and a model of coexistence with nature. This modern range, from the fashionable DO Uclés in central Castile, offers wines of great purity and varietal typicity.

Vintage

The 2018 vintage experienced a mild winter and wet spring, resulting in a delay in bud-break. However, an early start to summer accelerated flowering, which took place at the end of June. At the beginning of September the plants coped well with the high temperatures thanks to the moisture in the soil from the spring water reserves. With a more rapid maturation in this last section of the cycle, the harvest began 13th September.

Vineyard

The grapes are organically grown in high-altitude vineyards in the northernmost part of Central Castile, where the continental climate enjoys sunny days and cool nights. This diurnal temperature difference encourages grapes with intense fruit and excellent varietal definition, which retaining remarkable freshness. The vineyards are sustainably managed as part of an integrated ecosystem and studded with centuryold oak trees. Low annual rainfall results in low disease pressure, enabling the vines to be grown without the aid of fungicides. Fertilisers have never been used, only organic manure is applied and weed control is managed by a low, superficial tilling. Rain water is collected in a small reservoir and is used for drip irrigation in the case of extreme drought.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked in the early morning and immediately transported to the state-of-the-art winery. The berries were destalked, lightly crushed and fermented under temperature controlled conditions in stainless steel tanks. A short maceration lasted for seven hours in order to achieve a delicate extraction of the palest colour, before being pressed. Fermentation was arrested through chilling when it had reached the perfect balance of fruit concentration, acidity and light residual sweetness.

Tasting Note

An approachable but serious rosé, displaying great purity of flavour in a light, elegant style. Pale strawberry in colour, with fresh berry aromas and subtle floral notes, this shows excellent fruit concentration on the palate. A slightly off-dry finish is beautifully balanced by a crisp acidity and a refreshing, savoury note.

Grape

Tempranillo 100%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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