Contreras Ruiz, Clavellina Rosado, DO Condado de Huelva, Spain, 2022
Next to the National Park of Donana, an area of preserved natural beauty, Bodegas Contreras Ruiz champions the rich, full bodied Zalema grape.
Located in the deep south of Spain, on the Atlantic coast close to Portugal, this is the perfect site to grow this local variety organically. Their goal is to make complex wines, where this single grape variety is expressed in different ways according to site and soil.
An intensive berry selection is done in the vineyard to reach a yeild of 7,000kg per hectare.
Macerated on the skins to get the colour, then the must is extracted after alcoholic fermentation and rested on the fine lees until bottling.
No oak ageing
Pale salmon-pink colour, red berries on the nose. Surprisingly weighty and fleshy and well structured despite its youth with excellent balance between freshness and persistence.
Salads, rice, pasta, seafood, vegetables, white and red meats.
6 x 75cl