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Murcia Rosado (Spain)

Murcia is a region in Southeast Spain.

A typical Murcia Rosado is made from 100% Monastrell grapes.

Typical Flavors


Cerry
Red Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon

Rhubarb
Rhubarb
Roses
Roses
Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
Pepper

Red Cherry, Strawberry, Peach, Water Melon, and Rhubarb flavors can be found in Murcia Rosado.

Hints of Rose Petals, Green Herbs, and Green Pepper.

Profile

Murcia Rosado has a medium body, good acidity and a fairly long length:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Quiche
Grilled
Vegetables
Tapas
Tapas
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Ham
Ham

Seafood
Seafood
Fish
Fish
Paella
Paella
Spicy Asian
Spicy

Tacos
Taco
Hamburger
Spicy
Hamburger
Chicken
BBQ
Chicken
Pork
BBQ
Pork

Murcia has a well-balanced acidity, making it very versatile for food pairing.

It loves Tapas, Grilled Vegetables, Charcuterie, Mediterranean Seafood, BBQ and all types of Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Apetizers. Tapenade.
Olive Oil Salads. Salad Nicoise.
Anchovy. Garlic. Safran. Herbs.
Grilled or Steamed Vegetables.
Cold Curts. Ham. Charcuterie.
Spicy Sausages. Herb Sausages.
Spanish Seafood. Grilled Fish.
Grilled Tuna. Smoked Salmon.
Crab Cake. Tuna Salad. Cous Cous.
Umami. Sushi. Sashimi. Gravlax.
Spicy Asian. Thai. Mexican.
Moroccan. Indian Curry.
Hamburger. Tacos. Fajitas. Wrap. Quiche.
BBQ. Grilled Pork, Chicken, and Lamb.

Cheese:
Goat and Sheep Cheese.

Spanish Specialities

Chicken Empanadas (Breaded Chicken).
Chicken Chilindron (Chicken Stew).
Moroccan Tangine (Slow-cooked Stew).
Paella Valencia (Rice. Rabbit. Chicken. Saffron).

Classification

The typical Murcia Rosado DOC is 100% Monastrell.

Garnacha, Tempranillo, Shiraz and other grapes are also allowed in the blend.

French winemakers settled in the area after Phylloxera killed their crops in the mid 1800's. The hot and dry, yet windy area resembled the area in France where they grew Mourvedre grapes , hence the Spanish Monastrell's birth in Murcia.

It gets incredibly hot here in the summer, which inevitably raises the sugar levels in the grapes.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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