2019 Bodegas Santalba Abando Rose Barrel Fermented 750ml
Bright and clean strawberry red with pink tones. Complex and unique aromas including strawberry, cherry intertwined with medicinal and smoky notes in harmony with delicate and toasted notes obtained by fermentation in American oak. Rich and rounded with excellent acidity which improves with a period of bottle-ageing.
Serving Temperature: 8ºC
Pairing: Paella, risotto, pasta, pizza, white meats (chicken, turkey), smoked meats, fish and sushi.
Winery: Bodegas Santalba
About The Brand
Santiago Ijalba Garcia established Bodegas Santalba in 1998 in Gimileo, La Rioja. He obtained a degree in oenology in 1974 and was joined by his son, Roberto in 1997. Both father and son use spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeasts from the vineyard. Their label Ermita is helmed by Santiago, producing rose, white, Crianza and Reserva while Abando and Ogga are produced by Roberto. Further, the Ogga plantings are 90+ year old certified organic and are derived from one contiguous vineyard which is not common in Rioja.