Liquid Geography Rosado
To express our gratitude to the many who have helped us over the years, Ole donates 100% of Liquid Geography's profits in equal parts to the TJ Martell Foundation in its search for cancer cures; the South Bronx Educational Foundation to help children with challenging academic backgrounds; and starting in 2017, Mary's Meals for school meals in some of world's poorest countries. The Liquid Geography Mencia Rosado is a dry Rose’ wine sourced from 53 year old vines in the region of Bierzo, northwest Spain. The vineyards practice organic farming methods. Mencia is a Red grape that is indigenous to the area and Bierzo has a wine history that dates back to the Roman times. This Rose sees no oak and is fermented and aged in stainless steel vats. Liquid Geography is produced from vineyards own by the Guerra winery, which farms 1/3 of all the vineyards of the Bierzo region. Out of the 3,000ha (7,413 acres) of vineyard land in Bierzo, Guerra takes care of 1,000ha (2,471 acres), however, they only make wine with the best 10% of grapes. This rigorous selective process allows Liquid Geography to show, consistently, extraordinary quality.
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE? 100% of its profits are donated to charity. Liquid Geography is 100% Mencia made with 50+ year old vines tended in river stones and clay soils. It is 100% Unoaked.
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GRAPE: 100% Mencia. Vines planted in 1963. Tended in river stone and clay soil at 525 m (1,722 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: This dry, floral rose exhibiting strawberry flavors pairs well with pizza and white meats.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: Thee free-run juice is drained at low temperature without previous maceration and under an inert atmosphere. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 12 days at 12C. 100% unoaked. Some of the carbonation is kept in the wine during fermentation to exhibit some fizz at the time of drinking.
PRODUCTION: 5,000 cases
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE: Produced from vines planted in 1963 located in Bierzo. The vineyards are located both in the lower valley (clay) and in the mountains where slate is the most common soil type. The average elevation of the vineyards is 525 m (1,722 ft) elevation. Temperature from April to October average 16.3C (61.3F) with annual rainfall of 626mm (24.6").
TASTING NOTES: Pale pink. Aromas and flavors of strawberries, red-currant and white pepper show very good clarity and energy. Concentrated yet lithe rosado, with a nervy acid structure providing shape and lift. Finishes taut and minerally, with an echo of red berries.
All photos: Friederike Paetzold