Zestos Garnacha Rosado Old Vines Vinos de Madrid 2019
In the mountains west of Madrid, San Martin Valdeiglesias produces among the most floral and mineral Garnachas in all of Spain. Zestos, which means basket in Spanish, pays homage to the rich viticultural history of Spain, referencing the back-slung baskets that vineyard workers used to transport grapes from the vineyard to the wineries on foot. Madrid, long known for bulk wine production, has experienced a renaissance in the past 20 years, owing to the incredible raw material and unique terroir. From high elevation, old vine plantings in limestone soils this 2019 Garnacha offers lift, elegance, and nuanced aromatics. Zestos Rosado is the perfect warm-weather partner for al fresco entertaining.