Rosado 2016

Product Line: 
Listán Negro
Canary Islands
Farming Type: 
Sustainable/Culture Raisonee
Fronton de Oro

Summer in a bottle. 100% estate-owned Listan Negro macerated for 24 hours before pressing. Pale pink, easy drinking. 

"The 2016 Rosado from Frontón de Oro is comprised entirely of Listán Negro, but this wine develops its lovely, pale salmon color by twenty-four hours of maceration with the skins prior to racking and pressing. The wine is very, very pretty on the nose, offering up scents of strawberries, blood orange, a dollop of salty soil and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is fullish, crisp and juicy, with a good core and just a whisper of attractive backend bitterness that defines so many of the wines of the Canary Islands. This is not the most complex Rosado, but it hits all the right buttons and is very quaffable. 2017-2020."
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar
, #68
91 points
"Light lurid magenta. Potent cherry, black raspberry, and lavender scents are lifted by a dusty mineral flourish. Sappy red fruit and blood orange flavors show a subtle herb nuance that gains strength as the wine opens up. Concentrated yet lithe, closing on an emphatic floral note and displaying strong mineral-driven persistence."
Josh Raynolds,
, June 2017