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Las Rocas rose is perfect for today
Las Rocas rose is perfect for today
Julia Hollister

Las Rocas Garnacha vines flourish in one of the most unforgiving, arid places on the planet.

“It’s hard to imagine that wine grapes can grow from rocks; not just any rocks,” said Bodega San Alejandro managing director Yolanda Diaz. “These rocks rest at nearly 3,500 feet in a hot, dry desolate place. But, this Calatayud area of Spain defines everything we know about viticulture. These steep, rocky slopes here breathe life into the vines that make unforgettable wines.”

The Bodegas San Alejandro growers’ cooperative cultivates grapes from hundreds of small vineyards in the region – many with vines more then 80 years old – to create the rich, robust flavors of Las Rocas.

“The warmer months signal Rose season – all over Spain and all over the world,” Diaz said.” Everyone looks forward to the clean, fresh flavors of spring and summer in the glass. Our 2013 Las Rocas Rose ($14) is the quintessential Spanish wine for dining ‘a fuera’ on the warmer days.”

The bright pink hue hints at the enticing aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry. The extreme conditions in this region translate to bright red fruit flavors that mingle with a hint of spice to create a full-bodied, elegant Rose with a long, fruity finish.

This is a must pairing with spicy Asian dishes and summer salads.

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