How Good is Terra Remota Ales Roses wine from Catalonia?
2017 Marc & Emma Bournazeau Terra Remota Winery ‘Ales Roses’ Garnatxa Negra, Vi da Taula Rosé from Emporda, Catalonia, Spain
This rosé vino by Catalan winery Terra Remota, part of the Ales range is made from 100% Grenache Noir grapes (aka Garnacha Tinta in Spanish or Garnatxa Negre in Catalan).
Although coming under a generic non-vintage table wine appellation (Vi de Taula), it is made in Catalonia near Emporda and the wine reviewed here is the 2017 vintage.
Overall Tasting Notes & Impressions
With a relatively pale salmon-pink color suggesting a dry and crisp style, this Catalan rosé features intense lemon and grapefruit citrus dominant notes to the aromatic profile, with a white pepper spiciness and a flinty tar background.
The wine is indeed dry and zesty to the taste, with a good acidity and clear lemon flavors combined with notes of pomegranate and raspberry.
A pleasing and refreshing rosé, dry but balanced by a round body and hints of residual sugars.
A powerful and long finish on petrol and Sulphur notes weights the whole a little, but also adds depth and a pleasant savory feel to the finish.
An easy and approachable, yet serious and layered wine, meant to be paired with foods as its slightly salty and edgy phenolics finish suggests. A great companion to barbecues, tapas entrees and other Mediterranean cuisine-inspired delights.
Together with their Caminito rosé (a different rosé cuvée), Terra Remota seemed to have demonstrated a taste for delivering well-crafted pink wines. At a slightly lower overall quality level, this new Ales Roses cuvée is another demonstration there is some good rosé wine coming out of the winery.