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Rós Rosé

Rós Rosé is a deliciously fruity, vegan, food friendly Garnacha Rosé wine from the Yerri Valley, Navarra, Spain.  

 

Aromas  & Flavours

Rós Rosé is food friendly, dry, crisp, and elegant with summery red fruit aromas and flavours of raspberry and strawberry and a refreshing lingering finish.

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Food Matching

Very versatile when it comes to food matching, Rós Rosé is fruity enough to cope with red meat, chicken, and seared tuna. Its dry style with crisp refreshing acidity also makes it perfect with Spanish tapas such Patatas Bravas or Padron Peppers.

 

The Place

Our Garnacha grapes grow in a two-hectare vineyard in the Northern Yerri Valley, Navarra, Spain. The area is influenced by the cooling winds of the Pyrenees & the Atlantic Ocean, so bright refreshing fruit aromas & flavours define our wine which we make on an artisanal scale from low yielding vines, some bush.

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The People

Celebrating that every vintage is different, Alicia Eyaralar, my winemaking collaborator from Bodegas Tandem and I share the same minimal intervention beliefs. The glorious pink colour of Rós is gained using the “saignée” method. After which, there is a fermentation with vineyard yeasts before the wine rests in stainless steel and concrete vats.

 

Label Inspiration & Design

Rós translates from Irish & Scottish Gaelic into rose, so building on the Celtic name we designed a label with a Charles Rennie & Margaret Mackintosh Arts and Crafts vibe. My son Edward, who studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, designed the rose & our graphic designer friend Elizabeth Foley artfully pulled our creative threads together.

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Press Review 

Marie Claire Digby – Irish Times April 2019

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Rosé wine made by an Irish woman in Spain goes on sale in Ireland.

  

A rosé wine made in Spain by two women winemakers – one Irish and one Spanish – is set to make a big impact on the Irish wine scene this summer. The first vintage of Rós, a low-intervention wine, fermented with wild yeasts, will go on sale at branches of O'Briens, nationwide, early next week.

Lynne Coyle, who is director of wine at O'Briens and holds the Master of Wine qualification, collaborated with Alicia Eyaralar of Bodegas Tandem in Navarra to make the wine with grapes grown on a two hectare plot of old Garnacha vines.

Just 1,000 cases of the wine were made, and although Coyle has received interest from the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, and says that a few cases may make their way there, the majority of the wine will be sold in Ireland, with a retail price of €16.95 a bottle.


Rós, which is Coyle’s first foray into winemaking, is described as “The Sassy One”, in a line-up of 16 wines from six countries which are included in the O'Briens rosé promotion which launches on April 29th. During the promotion, there will be a buy one, buy a second half price, offer – which will bring Rós down to €12.70 a bottle.


“We wanted to make a wine that reflected the area, the vintage and the grape variety,” Coyle says of her collaboration with Alicia Eyaralar. She describes the wine as having “a delicate, pale colour, with quite a strong raspberry and strawberry aroma profile.”

And what does it taste like? “On the palate it is dry, but has ripe fruit mid-palate, and refreshing acidity, which is important for balance and helps the wine to work well with food.”


The name Rós and the wine’s distinctive label are the work of Coyle’s son Edward, a student at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. “He was very keen to help with the concept,” she says.

“Rós means rose in both Scottish and Irish Gaelic,” Coyle says and it is a reflection of her Scottish heritage. The label is inspired by the work of the Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.