Silice Rosado Ribeira Sacra, Spain 2021
SILICE VITICULTORES is a project of family and friendship, founded in 2013 by brothers Carlos and Juan Rodríguez and Galician-Swiss DJ-turned-winemaker Fredi Torres. Fredi Torres grew up between Galicia (next door in Rías Baixas) and Switzerland and honed his craft as a winemaker in the Priorat at Clos Mogador and Sao del Coster however he was anxious to return to his Galician roots. Their lineup of small-to-tiny-production wines is racy, fresh, and fun, yet seriously elegant, with razor-sharp detail. This is a rosé for the province drinker, the fruit is pretty and leaning underripe strawberry. Minerality dances across of the palate with notes of pomegranate, under-ripe strawberry, and orange zest.
Pairing: grilled octopus, fresh seafood
Grape: Mencia, Merenzao, Palomino
Soil: Granite and schist