2017 Succés Patxanga Rosado

2017 Succés Patxanga Rosado

Regular price $18

Region: Conca de Barberà< Catalonia< Spain

Grapes: Trepat
Vineyard/Cellar Stats:  Organic farming, 40-year-old Trepat vines, whole cluster pressed, stainless steel, very low added SO2, farmed in high elevation calcareous clay soil, 12.5%
Winemakers: Mariona Vendrell Albert Canela

The name of this wine, Paxtanga, comes from a street ball game where the only rule is to have fun – and also from the summer music blaring outdoors in Spain.  Both of these etymologies reflect the playful, summery goodness of this wine. The young couple behind Succés Vinicola began their organic winemaking just 8 years ago (when they were 20) and they had the opportunity to start making wine in the "viver de celleristers” – a program that allows young Spanish winemakers to get started with the necessary space and equipment to produce their wines for up to 10 years. Their fruit is sourced locally by organic, responsibly farmed vineyards nearby.  While their first wine was a delicious red from Trepat, they have used the same local varietal to make what may be the most sunshine filled rosé of the season, that tastes like refreshing, mouthwatering watermelon-y (que cute label) and strawberry lemonade.  When writing our notes on this stellar pink, we enjoyed it with some fresh tomato and mozzarella – and easily killed the bottle in the sun sans food.  Like the label suggests, this popsicle-like watermelon wonder may be your new favorite pool wine (or stick it in a Swell and carry it onto the sand.)

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