2018 Zestos Rose
This tremendous dry rose is made from old vine Garnacha from one of the undersung growing areas of Spain, DO Vinos de Madrid. The subzone of San Martin Valdeiglesias produces among the most floral and mineral Garnachas in all of Spain. Zestos, which means basket in Spanish, pays homage to the rich viticultural history of Spain, referencing the back-slung baskets that vineyard workers used to transport the grapes from the vineyard to the wineries on foot. Madrid, long known for bulk wine production, has experienced a renaissance in the past 20 years, owing to the incredible raw material and unique terroir. The high elevation and old vine plantings in limestone soils produce Garnacha with lift, elegance, and nuanced aromatics. Zestos Rosado is the perfect warm-weather sipper – a versatile wine that performs equally well on its own or a variety of delicious food.