Pavina Pinot Noir RoséRegular price £12.95
A pioneering Pinot Noir project just outside the Ribera del Duero, making the best Pinot Noir in Spain since 1985.
Region: Castilla y Leon
Grapes: Pinot Noir
The Ortega brothers Diego and Hugo are the mad men behind the planting of Pinot Noir in Castilla y Leon. The secret is the cool influenced vineyard site they chose and the expertise onboard of one Claude Bourgignon, the vineyard manager at THE Romanee-Conti. 35-year-old Dijon clone Pinot Noir vines are situated just 2 miles outside the DO of Ribera del Duero at a high altitude of 1000m. The north facing site mitigates some of the sun and heat. The grapes for the rose are picked earlier than the red to retain acidity and keep alcohol in check. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and never sees any oak. Lees ageing for 4-5 months adds bags of texture and complexity.
Bright strawberry, dry chalk, crunchy watermelon. Wonderfully perfumed with pomegranate, raspberry and pink lady apple. Ripe and aromatic, yet still focused and sharp.