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Barón de Ley Rosé 2020 Wine Review

Barón de Ley Rosé 2020

Barón de Ley Rosé 2020

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2021-2022

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 2020 Rosé is an amazing value Rioja rosado under $15. A blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, the wine is fragrant with ripe red berry fruit and pink florals, crisp and tasty with bright cherry, raspberry compote, soft citrus, fine herbs and pepper spice flavours smooth and lingering on the palate. 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 2020 was reviewed on September 3, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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