Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Tierra de Leon Los Arrotos del Pendon Rosado 2020
100% Prieto Picudo. Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. He has quickly become the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation and in the intervening years, he has expanded his sphere of activity to include the appellations of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, and Tierra de León. In addition to numerous other accolades, Raúl was named “Winemaker of the Year” by German publication Der Feinschmecker in 2014 and “Best Winemaker in the World” for 2015 by the French publication Bettane+Desseauve. In the February 2018 Decanter, Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros wrote, “Raúl Pérez is the archetype of the intuitive winemaking genius.” Raúl Pérez is the archetype of humility though and that comes through in his wines as they are unadulterated expressions of the villages and vineyards from which they hail. Prieto Picudo is a rare, dark-skinned red wine grape variety grown predominantly in and around its homeland of León, northern Spain. Raul found these very old vines 800 meters high on stony clay soils. He macerated the grapes for two days before bleeding off, fermented with natural yeasts, and raised on its fine lees for four months in steel tanks. This wine is all about high acidity, peach, raspberries, flowers, and minerality for days. Once again, Raul has outdone himself with this sublime rosado.