La Araucaria Rosado is made from centenarian Listan Negro vines from two vineyards, Montijo and Hacienda Perdida. Both vineyards are in the Valle de La Orotava and are in the unique cordón trenzado (“braided cord”) style. The grapes are skin macerated for 12 hours, and the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks. The wine is bottled with light fining and filtration, and a minimal amount of SO2.
Island wines have become my favorite wines to drink over the last several years with the Canary Islands becoming my recent obsession. This rosé of Listan Negro grown on volcanic soils is so pure, alive and completely refreshing from Raspberries, a hint of floral notes, and salinity. Medium bodied on the palate with hints of smoke and salt with a tart raspberry concentrated finish.