LA TRANSICIÓN Rosado
GRAPE: 100 % Garnacha
APPELLATION: Cebreros DO ( Gredos)
VINIFICATION: Low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks with no maceration.
Up to 50 years old vines at an altitude of 800 meters.
TASTING NOTES: Very pale pink with onion skin reflections, bright, clean, clear, very private. Elegant aroma, complex and cool, features notes of varietales of red fruit, strawberry, cherry with jasmine, mint and balsamics. Light in mouth, but very fresh, complex and persistent, round and pleasant.
FOOD PAIRING: Appropriate for snacks and accompanying dishes like fish, rice, pasta and cheese.
- 89 points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate); vntg 2020.
Cebreros (Gredos) is both the name of a village and the appellation of origin in the southeast of the province of Ávila in the region Castilla y León from Spain, with 35 villages in total. Cebreros was the main wine village in the zone and hence the name chosen to name the appellation. This is a region with mountains and some high-altitude vineyards. There are perhaps between 1,800 and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Gredos is quite unique: The isolation and lack of quality wines has made the size of the region smaller, as many old vineyards have been lost because there was no new blood to take over from the old timers.
Soto y Manrique was one of the pioneer in Gredos and also the first to point out the singularity of the slate soils in Cebreros. The wines are intensely Mediterranean, powerful but fragrant, with elegant minerality, especially in the slate soils.