About Rosé Wine from Spain

About Rosé Wine from Spain
Spain today ranks as the third largest wine producing nation, trailing only France and Italy in the category. Vineyards are planted in numerous regions throughout the country and recently tens of thousands of acres have been planted in the La Mancha region, not far from Madrid in the middle of Spain. There are many different types of Spanish wines, ranging from the highly popular and enjoyable sparkling wines known as Cava; these well made wines are reasonably priced. Albariño, a dry, aromatic white from northwestern Spain, has become very popular in the US market, especially as a food wine with Asian or fusion cuisine. Of course, Spain is best known for its red wines. Historically the most famous and highly regarded reds have been from Rioja, but as of late reds from Ribera del Duero and Priorat have helped boost Spain's identity as a country of superior red wines. Finally, there are sherries of exceptional quality in various degrees of dryness and sweetness; these are among the world's greatest and most popular fortified wines.

Top Picks for Spain

Rosé Wine

Dominio de Manciles 2017 Rosé Arlanza
88 points
Bright pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, cherry pie filling, and summer watermelon agua fresca with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length finish that presents shades of pink peppercorns and blood orange with no oak flavor. A fun fruity crusher with a peppery kick; tasty!
Radio Boca 2017 Rose Tierra de Castilla
88 points
Best Buy
Clear pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon sorbet, kiwi, and spent match with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy mango and cantaloupe finish with no oak flavor. A crowd-pleasing Spanish rose for summer gatherings and dishes.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Pasas Sonrosado 2017 Rose Monastrell
88 points
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of orange tic tacs and orange blossom water with a crisp, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a medium-to-long underripe cherry and red licorice finish. A light and refreshing Spanish rose for similarly styled fare.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Isabelino 2017 Rosada Rueda
87 points
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of compressed watermelon, cherry soda, pomegranate, starfruit, and orange flower water with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A crowd-pleasing rose with loud, extroverted fruit.
Gooseneck Vineyards 2017 Rose Grenache
87 points
Best Buy
Pale silvery amber color. Aromas of crystalized lemon peel with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a polished, quick graphite and lemongrass finish with no oak flavor. A dry, food-friendly rose.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Príncipe de Viana 2017 Edición Rosa Garnacha
87 points
Medium pink coral color. Fruity aromas of sliced strawberries, cherry blossom, and cherry slurpee with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, fast cherry relish finish. A crushable dry rose with ample fruit for summertime relaxation.
Társila 2017 Rosé Petit Verdot
85 points
Steely pink color. Sweet, earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry yogurt, melon sorbet, caramel fondant, and eraser with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, cheery finish displaying notes of sour cherry candy, lemon powder, and melon and green apple with no oak flavor. A snappy rosé sipper.
Sedosa 2017 Estate Rose Garnacha
85 points
Light siam color. Aromas of swedish fish and fruit leather with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a short strawberry gummy finish. A fruity and crushable summer Spanish rose for the outdoor table.
85 points $13.99
Mirza Ghalib 2016 Rose Syrah
84 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas of cotton candy and perfume with a bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a brisk raspberry seed and pickled berries finish. A funky Spanish rose.
84 points $14.95