Rosé continues to be a popular choice for American wine consumers. Its fruity, fresh character and ability to pair with a variety of foods make it a go-to for distributors. Spain’s rosados compete with Provençal rosés in quality and price point.
Rosados introduce a deeper color and fuller body to the familiar world of rosés. Their grapes include several Spanish favorites.
- Garnacha. Recognized as “Grenache” in France, Garnacha grapes find their roots in Spain. Young Garnacha produces a fruity bouquet while higher end varieties exude a bold, high-tannined complexity.
- Tempranillo. World-renowned for its quality, this indigenous grape inspires traditional Rioja-style wines, soft modern wines, and rich international school wines. Younger Tempranillo wines exhibit a spicy, fleshy, tart character while aged Tempranillo softens to a sweet, dried quality.
- Macabeu. Fat and friendly, Macabeu grapes present faint floral aromas with a lemony flavor and a slightly bitter finish.