In The Glass: Gómez de Segura Rosado
This rosé is many things. For one, it’s a rosé. Two, it’s a Tempranillo. And three, it’s a Rioja. The three of these items in combination are something I tend to run the hell away from. But, upon tasting this at a wine fair in Barcelona a few months ago, something caught my attention. It was the fact that it was incredibly easy to drink and not insipidly sweet. This is large part due to the very low (for Spain) alcohol and the fact it’s a wine designed to basically just chill–a welcome aspect in a land or overtly potent pinky wines. And all of this for a wine that’s even without a vintage.
Gómez de Segura Rosado shows neutral red fruit aromas. Verging on strawberry notes at times and soft, young cherry, it steers to a direct, evenhanded path and doesn’t stray. Naturally fresh and dry in the finish. A refreshing rosé for a hot day that, while not embellishing any one plate perfectly, makes for a fine accompaniment to many dishes.