This Rosado from Bodegas Taron is a traditional `clarete`, a 50/50 blend of white and red grapes. In this case it is a blend of Viura and Garnacha. As the winery and vineyards are situated in the northern point of Rioja Alta, traditionally the weather was not warm enough to make fully ripe red grapes so the dilute red wine was mixed with white to create a pale rose. Nowadays, thanks to global warming, the weather is warm enough to sufficiently ripen grapes but they have also kept making this traditional style of rose. The resulting wine is a delicate pale pink colour with notes of peaches and cherry blossom on the nose. The palate is crisp with summer fruit flavours and a fresh acidity.
Serve with shellfish or summer salads such as feta and pomegranate.