The Story of Rós
Rós, is my first personal wine making project and a collaboration with my long time friend Alicia Eyaralar, winemaker and co-owner of Bodegas Tandem in Navarra, Spain. Both devoted Garnacha fans, we brought different ideas to the wine making and Rós benefited from our joint experience, intuition, patience and the odd risk taken!
Rós at a Glance
Alicia & Lynne / Navarra / Native Garnacha / Hand Farmed / Hand Picked / Wild Ferment / Concrete Tanks / Force of Nature / Artisanal / Vegan / Atlantic Influenced
Our Grapes & Philosophy
Our native Garnacha grapes are grown in the Yerri Valley, Navarra, in a two-hectare vineyard plot close to the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean. This location is characterised by cooling winds, giving lifted fruit aromas and good acidity in the wine. Artisanal in nature, the plot has low yielding vines, some bush. Adopting a minimal intervention approach in the winery, the delicate colour was achieved by short skin contact, we then fermented with native yeast and settled naturally, Rós is certified Vegan.
The Name & The Design
The name was chosen by my son Edward and translates from Irish & Scottish Gaelic into rose. Building on the Celtic name and a nod to my Scottish roots, we created a label with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh / Arts and Crafts vibe. Edward, a student at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, designed the roses and these creative threads were expertly and empathetically pulled together by our friend and colleague, the very talented graphic designer Elizabeth Foley.