Casas del Bosque Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
A very pale hue of pink. Delicately fruity with hints of strawberries and petrichor. Bone dry, with ample body and refreshing acidity. A naturally high concentration of phenylethanol results in characteristic notes of roses that give the wine a unique identity – and are the “reason why” of the ideal design. Ideally between 5 to 8ºC/41 to 46ºF. Quite versatile, it can pair aperitiffs as well as smoked fish, goat cheese salads, vegetable tempura, sushi and pasta “fredda”. Crab-filled tortelloni are a favorite pairing for the winemaker.
91 pts Vinous (Joaquin Hidalgo)
90 pts Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy)
90 pts James Suckling
This single vineyard Rosé is made with Pinot Noir grapes planted in the “Las Dichas” Side of Casablanca Valley, the coolest, westernmost reach. Grown on hillside blocks facing from north-east to north-west, the vines were planted between 2006 and 2008 and are equipped with drip irrigation. Crop yields average 7 tons per hectare/3 tons per acre. The fruit was harvested by hand with the whole bunches going through a selection table. After that they are pressed directly using only the free run juice and the press juice until 0.6 bar. The resulting juices are left to rest overnight and then racked and inoculated. Part of the must undergoes an enzymatic process called “coldjuice stabilization”, where the lees are stirred for a couple of days in order to augment the presence of aromatic precursors. A 15% of the final blend was fermented on native yeasts inside concrete eggs. After fermen-tation, the wine was sulfured and racked back to tanks, where it remains in contact with its lees until ready for filtering and bottling. 3,500 cases were produced for the 2022 edition.