Tres Ojos Rosado Calatayud 2013
Purchased this from Market of Choice for $9.99
50% Tempranillo/50% Garnacha
Mostly I avoid Rosé wines. Either they are too sweet or they have too much of a petrol undertone for my liking. (I have a similar issue with white wines…I like a good, crisp, dry white that has absolutely no petrol taste whatsoever…fortunately I’ve been able to find several that fill the bill…not so lucky with Rosé.) This summer I decided to explore them further. Tested different varietals, different regions etc. I found many that were unpleasant, a few that were mediocre, one that was quite enjoyable (Julia’s Dazzle) and one that I loved…this Tres Ojos Rosado.
I mentioned in an earlier blog post how fond I am of Spanish wines. It appears to hold true with this wine as well.
The color appeared to be very watermelon-esque. The grapes, a blend of two of my favorites: tempranillo and garnacha. The taste was crisp and yet fruity (raspberries, strawberries & maybe a hint of floral/herbs). The mouthfeel was satisfying. Did not at all leave you waiting or wanting more, like some do with their abrupt finishes.
Overall, this is my favorite Rosé to date.