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Barón De Ley Rosé 2017

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Barón De Ley Rosé 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: 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. Drink: 2018-2020. 117283 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 18, 2018 Best Value Rosé Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review




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