I bellow so much about how pink wines are great any time of year that I’m starting to feel like the old rosado codger. Rosé wines are as good in December as they are in June. But since it’s June, let’s have a glass on the patio. Six feet apart.
The Beronia Rioja Rosé was made from 70% Tempranillo grapes and 30% Garnacha. Previous vintages had sometimes been heavier on the Garnacha. Alcohol is easy going and so is the retail price - $13.
I pick up a lot of herbal influence along with some terrific strawberry and cherry aromas. The fruit plays large on the palate, too. There is a ton of minerality and a hint of pepper in the sip. Acidity is fresh, nearly ripping, and the finish is all about the red fruit.