2020 Rioja Rosado (Ostatu, Bodegas)
Bodegas Ostatu, Rioja Rosado, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, 202070% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 5% Viura PINK RASPBERRY & STRAWBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, CITRUS Ostatu reliably makes some of the brightest, most balanced Riojas we encounter, and it’s no surprise that their rosé offering should, year after year, provide us with a memorable favorite (albeit in limited quantities). Stoking a zesty collaboration between Tempranillo and Garnacha and coaxing delightfully floral & tropical undercurrents from a kiss of Viura, the estate employs its coveted, high-elevation vineyards and calcareous terrain to excellent effect. Juicy and generous yet luxuriously light on its feet, this pale, pink sipper is irresistible throughout the year and transcendent beneath a late spring or summer's twilight sky. Serving Suggestions: Amberjack nigiri & eggplant tempura w/ bonito flakes & ginger. Artichoke - fennel bulb salad w/ sherry vinegar, shallot, & red pepper flakes.