Tarima Rosado



Vintage:  The year qualified as excellent. Characterized by the drought one year more, although the summer was milder and the Spring rains resulted in a longer ripening which produced grapes of the highest quality. Harvest at the beginning of September.

Vineyard: Multiple vineyards situated between the Sierras of Salinas, Umbria and La Sima, with an altitude of 600 to 750 metres. Limy soil with little capacity to retain water, covered with stones forming a platform at the foot of the mountain, thus avoiding erosion and acclimatizing the land especially in summer.

Production: After several hours of maceration, the wine ferments in steel vats at a temperature between 16-18 degrees to maintain the fruity tone of the grape and obtain a very aromatic and pleasing wine. After it is stabilized in the cold, it is filtered and bottled.

Analysis:  Pale and brilliant rose colour. Strong nose. Crystallised fruits with warm notes typical of the Mediterranean. In the mouth it is fresh, tasty and round.

Accompaniment: Ideal with rice, salads, pasta, pizzas, meat, vegetables, fish, young cheeses, white meats or simply on its own.

Latest Prizes

Jeb Dunnuck: 89 points Tarima Rosado 2017.
R. Parker Wine Advocate: 89 points Tarima Rosado 2015.
J. Raynolds - Vinous: 90 points Tarima Rosado 2015.
eRobertParker.com: 89 points Tarima Rosado 2015.

DO Alicante

Alicante wines have been awarded numerous national and international awards, and they are highly rated by wine experts. Over time, various Iberian settlements, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs as well as Christians have contributed to the historical background and experience of this D.O. (designation of origin) which spans thousands of years.

Archaeological finds have disinterred ancient villas, wine amphoras, jugs, utensils as well as other amphora remains. In 1510, King Ferdinand the Catholic banned the distribution of wines from other territories. Orihuela, Jijona, Monforte and Novelda were at that time high yielding wine producers.

According to the D. O. Alicante Regulatory Council, there are 44 wineries spread across an area of 14,613 hectares of vineyards situated on both sides of the Vinalopó River in Alicante province.

The province of Alicante produces: 

  • White varieties – Chardonnay, Macabeo, Meseguera, Moscatel of Alexandria, Sauvignon Blanc, Planta Fina and Verdil.
  • And red varieties – Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell, Tempranillo, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Noir and Shyra.

Wines produced in Alicante include young, white, rosé and red (with an indication of the vintage on the label), harvest, aged (aged for 24 months), reserve (aged for 36 months) and grand reserve (aged for 42 months), mature wines and muscatel wines produced in the Marina area from the Moscatel of Alexandria grape variety, as well as the internationally renowned Fondillón made from the Monastrell grape. Aged wines must be at least two calendar years old.