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2015 Dominio Del Aguila Picaro Clarete Rosato Ribera Del DueroBlend from Spain

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"Don’t call it rosé. It’s pink, but it’s clarete. Many years ago Clarete was a common product of Ribera del Duero, not classically a rosé but certainly pink in color. Picaro...

  • 93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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93

"The delicious rosé-like 2015 Pícaro del Águila Clarete was produced with the juice of about one-third Tempranillo, one-third Albillo and one-third other grapes from old vines planted in certified organically farmed old vineyards. So, it's not a rosé, it's a clarete, fermented in oak vats for eight to nine months and matured for a further 16 months in oak barrels. Even within the rounder style of 2015, the Clarete seems to have bright freshness, and the wine feels very lively, intense and nuanced, still young. This is delicious, but my experience tells me this wine will be even better in a couple more years. I've had wines like these 15 years after the vintage, and they develop more finesse and feel more like a white. This is more polished and approachable than previous vintages. It's hard to find someone who doesn't like or is not impressed by this wine. I wish more were produced in this style. 6,435 bottles and 85 magnums were filled in January 2017."

Product Description:

"Don’t call it rosé. It’s pink, but it’s clarete.

Many years ago Clarete was a common product of Ribera del Duero, not classically a rosé but certainly pink in color. Picaro Clarete is made by treading a mix of whole cluster red and white grapes bunches in tank followed by a couple days maceration then into oak vats for a slow fermentation by indigenous yeasts. After about 8-9 month in vat, the wine is transferred to neutral French and American oak barrels where it ages for 16 months before bottling." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 112841
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Rose
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Bobal, Albillo
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, floral, plum, black cherry, tar, Albillo is all about mouthfeel and texture, it has a high content of glycerine, and does not have a very high acidity. The colour is normally deep and can easily turn to gold. It is creamy and dense and concentrated. Wider than long with a short acidity. Very velvety and rich in style.
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, floral, plum, black cherry, tar and Pale gold nose.