Las Pedreras Arquitón Rosado 2022

Traditional Price €37
Member Price €23.36
Become a member
Add to Wishlist

This is a more serious rosé, so treat it like a lighter red or even a complex white.

It’s from the incredibly exciting Cebreros wine region, high up in the Sierra de Gredos mountains west of Madrid.

Lots of rosé out there is made using excess grapes or juice - but this is the complete opposite. Bárbara selects the vineyards carefully, with making a great, ageworthy rosé in mind.

And again unlike lots of higher-priced rosé, the premium you’re paying here is for quality rather than marketing.

The Garnacha grapes come from south-facing vineyards in the San Juan de la Nava and Burgohondo areas - the soils here are quite fertile which means the grapes grow bigger in size, and you therefore get a higher juice to skin ratio compared to elsewhere in the valley. It’s the perfect raw material for making juicy, refreshing rosé.

Now for some geeky stuff - Bárbara lets the malolactic fermentation start naturally - this gives more complexity and expression to the wine. This is a trick that she picked up in her time working in Champagne.

The wine is aged in old white wine barrels for six months - before being bottled in the spring.

On the nose you get vibrant red fruit, wild herbs and even grapefruit - it’s so expressive and alive. On the palate then it’s structured, fresh and peppery, with that unmistakable minerality from the granite soils, and a gorgeous texture.

Enjoy it with nibbles like olives and cheese as an aperitif, and it will go with all sorts of mains - it will even offer refreshment to big meat dishes.

You might have heard of places like Bandol and Tavel that make top quality, long-lived rosé - this wine deserves to be right in that category.

Enjoy it now, but feel free to tuck a few bottles away and see how it improves over the next few years!

Wine type ROSÉ
Country SPAIN
Region of origin SIERRA DE GREDOS
Appellation D.O.P CEBREROS
Vintage 2022
Alcohol % 13% VOL
Oak? YES
Months in Oak 6 MONTHS
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) NO
Average age of vines 70 YEARS OLD
Average altitude of vines (m) 900-1000M
Closure Type DIAM 5
Is this wine organic? YES, NO CERTIFIED
Biodynamic? NO
Sustainably produced? YES
Suitable for vegans? YES
Ageing potential (years) 5-7 YEARS
Ideal drinking window 2023-2028

One of the rising stars of Cebreros, Spain's most exciting up-and-coming region

Read more here.

Bárbara's partner, Guzmán Sánchez de la Parra runs the village restaurant called La Querencia. Fried rice mountain dishes are his speciality - which would be a mean match with this wine!

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members' price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review

You may also like