Celler el Masroig Les Sorts Rosat is a delightful rose from one of our favorite wineries, Celler el Masroig, in the Montsant region of northeast Spain. The Montsant region received DO status in 2001 and lies west of Barcelona bordering on the north of Priorat. Celler el Masroig was founded in 1917 as the Cooperativa of El Masroig. It is an association of grape and olive oil producers with approximately 300 members who are associated owners of the company. The winemaker is the young and dynamic Carles Escolar, who strongly believes in the potential of the Montsant appellation. Jay Miller of Wine Advocate praised the winery in April 2008: "Celler El Masroig, located in the up-and-coming region of Montsant, is a role model for how a cooperative ought to function. The winery keeps only the best grapes and sells off the rest to other producers, some of whom are quite well known. The wines are very fairly priced and offer an excellent price to quality ratio from the top to the bottom of the portfolio." Stephen Tanzer scored this wine 88 points. We consider Les Sorts Rosat a Spanish rose wine gem!
Celler el Masroig Les Sorts Rosat is a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Carignan. Medium in body with a bold ruby color, the wine offers a fruit-forward nose of raspberries, cherries, floral and mineral notes. On the palate it is crisp and easy-drinking with flavors of raspberry, cherry and cranberry. The wine is clean and pleasant on the finish.
Enjoy Celler el Masroig Les Sorts Rosat over the next 2-3 years with summer salads, paella and aged cheeses.