A beautiful rosé of Syrah and Grenache that’s NOT from France.
While dry rosé wines are definitely on the rise, your first inclination may be to look to Provence, especially when you’re talking about varieties like Grenache and Syrah. It turns out; however, that there’s a special little place in Spain that you may want to turn your attention to.
Garbó hails from Monstant, one of Spain’s exciting and up-and-coming regions. It lies within the greater Catalonia region in Northern Spain and the name means “holy mountains”. As you would expect with a name like this, the region is full high altitude, steeply sloped and terraced vineyards. The region itself almost completely encircles one of the the most renowned regions in Spain, the Priorat, home to some very famous big red wines made from old vine Grenache.
One of our favorite aspects of a good dry rosé are the mineral notes and the Montsant region, with its unique granite and slate soils certainly delivers. The Garbó Rosé obtains that rare equilibrium between fruit and minerality while also offering an extremely satisfying mouthfeel. Quite simply, this is a perfect wine for spring/summer sipping on the patio.
Garbó Rosé is a part of the Ferrer Family Wines, a collection of wines from Spain’s most prestigious appellations just like the Vaza wines we recently reviewed. They are presented by the Ferrer family, who have been making wines on the Iberian Peninsula for over 100 years. These are wines of character with a distinct sense of place.
Stay tuned for our full review of the Garbó Rosé next week and see a listing of local retailers selling the wine here.