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Barón De Ley Rosé 2017 Wine Review

Barón De Ley Rosé 2017

Barón De Ley Rosé 2017

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Rosés

Winery: Barón de Ley

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Barón De Ley 2017 is a juicy and robust Rioja Rosado. On the palate this rosé is intense with raspberry, strawberry and savoury herbal flavours on the palate from a blend of Tempranillo and Grenache red wine grapes. The winery was constructed by the Count of Eguía in 1548 as a castle-fortress. In those times, the Count of Eguía owned a 1,000 hectare estate on the banks of the Ebro. Over the years the Imas fortress and estate became a Benedictine property. Imas in its Benedictine days was never a particularly religious or intellectual centre, but a great asset because of its location. The Benedictine order owned 80% of the wool-producing sheep in Navarre at that time, mainly grazing on the slopes of the Urbasa and Idiazábal mountains with flocks at the Imas estate because of climate and abundance of water. The Benedictine monks were also experts in making wines and spirits. Grapes from the vines planted at Imas were tipped into stone fermenting tanks in the monastery courtyard, so that after treading them the must could then be transferred into the underground cellar, where it would ferment in oak vats.

Rosé food pairings: prosciutto and hard cheeses plate, grilled salmon, spring salad.

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This Barón De Ley Rosé 2017 was reviewed on August 18, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Barón De Ley (2017) is a well-priced, robust Rioja rosé with ripe flavours of black raspberry, strawberry, savoury herbs and blood orange citrus flavours on the palate. A blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, this rosé is structured with a lot of character! Pair with grilled pork kebabs. - Community Wine Reviews

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