2018 Rosado, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

2018 Rosado, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Product: 20188006101
2018 Rosado, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Description

This is a fantastic, pretty rosé from Cillar de Silos made from Tinto Fino (also known as Tempranillo) from vines aged between 15 and 75 years old. It is particularly elegant and fine in 2018, with lovely strawberry fruit and a creamy texture complemented by a hint of dried fennel. This would go very well with seafood or salads. Ready to drink now.
Lucy Bland, Buying Assistant (spring 2019)
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About this WINE

Cillar de Silos

Cillar de Silos

If one recalls one’s history, one will remember that it was the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile that set Spain on its road to unity. This is a somewhat whimsical introduction to Bodegas Cillar de Silos, which is located in the heart of Castille, Ribera del Duero to be precise, but owned and run by the brothers and sister team of Oscár, Roberto and Amelia Aragón.

They also manage the El Quintanal Estate in neighbouring wine region Rueda and are thus perfectly located for both red and white wine making, demonstrating all that is great about, respectively, Verdejo and Tempranillo as grape varieties.

The Aragóns define the House Philosophy with the words ‘purity, fruit, low yields, long ageing and hand selection’. The wines are finely crafted but demonstrably Spanish, which is good news!

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Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

A high quality red wine grape that is grown all over Spain except in the hot South - it is known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Cencibel in La Mancha and Valdepenas and Ull de Llebre in Catalonia. Its spiritual home is in Rioja and Navarra where it constitutes around 70% of most red blends.

Tempranillo-based wines tend to have a spicy, herbal, tobacco-like character accompanied by ripe strawberry and red cherry fruits. It produces fresh, vibrantly fruit driven "jovenes" meant for drinking young. However Tempranillo really comes into its own when oak aged, as with the top Riojas  where its flavours seem to harmonise perfectly with both French and American oak, producing rich, powerful and concentrated wines which can be extraordinarily long-lived.

In Ribera del Duero it generally sees less oak - the exception being Vega Sicilia where it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and then aged for an astonishing 7 years in oak and is unquestionably one of the world`s greatest wines.

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Critics reviews

Jancis Robinson MW16/20
Jancis Robinson MW16/20
Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo) vines aged between 15 and 75 years. Pale mid salmon. Toasted bread, chilli spice and flint notes bring savouriness to the dried red-cherry fruit. Crisp and linear palate, with more flinty minerality and lean cherry and citrus fruit. Long, very spicy finish. GV 
Tim Jackson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2019)
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