2020 Izadi, `Larrosa` Rioja Rosado, 12x750ml

2020 Izadi, `Larrosa` Rioja Rosado, 12x750ml

2020 Izadi, `Larrosa` Rioja Rosado

Vegan, Vegetarian

An exceptional award winning rose which features prominently in Michelin starred restaurants across Spain. Created from 50 year-old, low yielding Garnacha vines.

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Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

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2020 Izadi, `Larrosa` Rioja Rosado

Izadi is based in Villabuena in the Rioja Alavesa, the highest part of Rioja. The hillside winery (whose precipitous slope allows for gravity assisted production) was founded in 1987 by Gonzalo Antón as a modern breakaway from the traditional style of wine produced by other members of his family. As his son Lalo, who now runs the estate, says: "the whole concept of Izadi really started around wanting to produce wine to satisfy the needs of our friends over a meal". Izadi produces modern, international wines that are true to their roots and a natural expression of the area.

All grapes were hand harvested. Once in the winery they were destemmed and gently crushed, then the free-run juice was fermented in stainless- steel tanks and kept in contact with its lees for several weeks. This wine saw no malolactic fermentation or oak ageing, to maintain its vibrancy.

The Garnacha grapes for this rosé were sourced from a selection of high altitude (790 metres above sea level) vineyards on clay-chalky soils with goblet trained low-yielding vines. The low yileding vines wre planted in the 1960's, while the climate in this area is Atlantic with a Mediterranean influence.