This review is brought to you by Ferrer Family Wines. The wine has an SRP of $19 and is available for as low as $15. Imported by Freixenet USA. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
All of the grapes for Garbó are estate grown in the hills of Marçá, D.O. Montsant. The vineyards are planted in a mixture of granite, sand, calcareous and slate soils. This wide diversity of soils is reflected in a range of soil color, from bright orange to snow white and earth grey. The grapes benefit from warm days with dramatic temperature swings from day to night. The vines ranges from 25 - 40 years old and are planted anywhere from 500 - 1,300 feet above sea level.
The Garbó Rosé works beautifully with pan-Asian cuisine, pairing especially well with duck and hoisin sauce or even more chili-laced Southeast Asian dishes. It also works wonders with a humble fish taco or fried chicken.
Today we come to the full review of the wine we mentioned last week in our This Rosé Is In Full Bloom - Discover Garbó article. As we said then, Provence is not your only source for classic, dry rosé wines. And while you may think more of red wines when you consider Spain, especially considering the region of Montsant encircles the famed Priorat region, you're in for a treat if you can find this wine.
The 2014 Garbó Rosat begins with a very pleasant aroma of strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, a little sea salt, spice and more. While it has many of the classic aromas I love in a good rosé, it also exhibits a level of complexity you don't always find. Tasting shows a smooth, round and full texture. Berry fruit is tinged with plenty of spice and mineral notes. An earthy streak develops mid-palate and flows into the satisfying finish.
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