Dolores Cabrera Fernandez La Araucaria Rosado 2020
Totally alive and completely refreshing from the moment it leaves the bottle, this pours a translucent ruby that is simultaneously bright and fully of depth. The nose is macerated raspberries, a hint of violet, smoke and the faintest hint of sea salt, while the medium-bodied palate offers ripe raspberry, smoke, toasted black pepper and hints of black cardamom that lead towards a exceptionally long finish characterized by raspberry liqeuer, clay-y minerality, and delicate black pepper notes.
La Araucaria Rosado is made from one of her centenarian Listan Negro vineyards named “San Antonio” planted on Mount Teide’s northern slopes in the unique cordón trenzado (“braided cord”) method. The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed and skin-macerated for 12 hours before bleeding off the juice (without pressing) into steel tank. The wine then fermented and rested on fine lees for 7 months, with bottling in the spring using natural clarification and a light filtration and minimal added SO2.