Silice Rosé, Ribeira Sacra, SP 2021 $27.99
I had never seen this before, a Rosé grown on the steep, granitic, terraced hillsides of Ribeira Sacra. An organically grown field blend comprised predominantly of Mencia. Hand harvested and co-fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak barrels. Aged in the same combination for 7 months before bottling with a light filtration.
A gorgeous, ultra pale pink. The nose is subtle, elegant and detailed with aromas of blood orange, under-ripe strawberry and pomegranate. The palate is mineral driven and accented by delicate berry, citrus zest and sea salt. Unique and utterly irresistible.