Casa La Rad 'Solarce' Rioja Rosado 2020
90 Points - Tim Atkin - Fabulous Rose from one of wine Supremo Tim Atkins' favourite Rioja producers. Lovely red berry fruit flavours with gentle spice on the finish and a hint of orange zest on the nose. Fleshy and open-knit, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavours that turn spicier on the back half. The orange and red berry notes linger on the nicely persistent finish, which shows subtle firming grip. A surprising and gorgeous Rose from Rioja to be enjoyed all year round. If you enjoy a decent glass of rose - you must try this !
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Bright pink. Red berries, cherry and a hint of orange zest on the nose. Fleshy and open-knit, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavours that turn spicier on the back half. The orange and red berry notes linger on the nicely persistent finish, which shows subtle firming grip.
Wine Press / Awards
90 Points - Tim Atkin (La Rioja Special Report)
90+ Points - View from the Cellar
"The 2020 Solarce Rosado from Casa La Rad is composed of twenty-five percent each of Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo. The wine is a very pale salmon color and offers up a beautifully expressive nose of white cherries, nectarine, salty white soil tones, spring flowers and a gentle touch of Rioja spice. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied and youthful, with a lovely core and mineral undertow, zesty acids and fine focus and grip on the long and very promising finish. This is drinkable today, but clearly built to age gracefully and will be far more complex with a bit of bottle age. First class Rioja Rosado! 2021-2030+.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021"
3*/3 - The Washington Post
"Cool down with this refreshing white from ‘the birthplace of wine’
It’s rosé season, so here are three to pair with the warm spring weather. We have a delightfully unusual Spanish rosado that might spark Proustian memories of childhood candies and two classically styled pinks from Provence. We top off the list with two for the natural wine crowd: a Spanish red with no sulfites added and a white from Georgia made from a grape indigenous to the “birthplace of wine.”
Spanish rosado was traditionally made in a darker pink color, almost a light red, and aged for a year before release. In recent years, winemakers have responded to a market that clamors for the palest of pale pinks to drink the year after harvest. The 2020 Solarce from Casa La Rad is wild — it tastes almost like watermelon-flavored Pop Rocks spiked with mint. It has what wine fiends call “lift,” meaning the aromas and flavors seem to levitate out of the glass. No coaxing needed here, just an open mind and a smile. Alcohol by volume: 13.5 percent.
Dave McIntyre - May 7, 2021"
About the Producer
Casa la Rad is a family-owned estate in the northern foothills of the Iberian Massif (Valle de Ocón)
The winery's focus is to seek a balance between their activity and the local environment so as to sustain or improve its vitality and biodiversity.
These are situated on the highest part in the middle of the estate, at an altitude of between 600 and 750 metres. This allows them to consistently produce high quality wines using the full benefits of the altitude and the richest of their terroir.
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