2017 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado Rioja

SKU #1352829

Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They grow all their own grapes in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. Martínez Alesanco's Rosado is made from Garnacha and white Viura grapes in a typical "clarete" style for which this river valley is justly famous (the vineyards that Muga sources for their popular rosé are not too far away). Bright red berries, juicy blood orange and ripe citrus fruit combine to produce this mouthwatering, delicious rosé. You simply must try this one. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/27/2018 | Send Email
A delicious rose that offers both great taste and value. It is dry with a beautiful light pink color. In the mouth there are nice and creamy red fruit flavors and a a dry finish. Great alone it will go well with vegetarian dishes and fish.

Staff Image By: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/8/2018 | Send Email
I poured this Rosado recently at our Summer Rose tasting and far and away this was the days most popular. This little stunner knocks it out of the park for a pittance. Juicy, mouthwatering and fresh with notes of blood orange, smashed strawberry and tangerine zest this is perfect for grilled prawns, paella or mussels with chorizo. Good stuff!

Staff Image By: Joe Bruno | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/25/2018 | Send Email
Made in the typical clarete style of Rioja, combining the use of both red Garnacha grapes and white Viura grapes. Aromas initially of light red fruits like strawberry along with ripe peach and blood orange. There is also a marked toasty and minerally quality to the wine as well. The palate is juicy and fresh, whilst at the same possess a more round and rich palate than typical of many rosé wines. A perfect choice for sipping on its own or accompany a variety of cheese and charcuterie options
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Varietal:

Grenache

- Fat, ripe and rich with ample fruit and vibrant acidity, wines made from Grenache are easy to love. While its origins are still under dispute - some suggest Spain, where it is called Garnacha, while others say it came first from Sardinia, where it is called Cannonau - it is inarguably one of the most planted varietals in the world. A hearty grape, Grenache does well in hot, dry regions and its sturdy stalk also makes it well-suited to withstand blustery conditions like the Provençal Mistral. It ripens at relatively high sugar levels, which translates to higher potential alcohol in the wines it produces. Grenache may be most famous in the Southern Rhône areas such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas where it has long been an important component of delicious blends. But it's also the source of the crisp rosés from Tavel, Lirac and Provence, and age-worthy vins doux naturels like Rivsaltes and Banyuls. Grenache is also found in large swaths of northeastern Spain, in Navarre, in Rioja, where it plays a supporting role in blends with Tempranillo, and in the distinctive wines of Priorat. The grape was once the most widely planted varietal in Australia, though Shiraz and Cabernet have overtaken it. In California, Grenache plantings have dwindled from their heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, but it is starting to see a resurgence, albeit in smaller plantings, where other Rhône varietals thrive.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja

Alcohol Content (%): 13