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Rosé wines have great things ahead of them in the years to come. We know this at Bodegas Arzuaga, which is why we’ve been taking good care of our Arzuaga Rosae for years, a delicate, fruity and floral rosé wine. And more and more people are looking for pairings that will amaze their palates. No one knows this better than Sara Ferreres, the head chef at Taller Arzuaga, a restaurant specialising in avant-garde Castilian cuisine based around local produce and especially game from the La Planta estate. It couldn’t be any other way with Arzuaga Rosae on the wine list. Sara took part at the V Congreso del Rosado (5th Rosé Wine Congress), held in Valladolid in February, as part of the round table on tapas and rosé, where the participants debated the possibility of this wine turning into the star of aperitifs.
‘People are more used to ordering red or white wine with food than going directly for rosé. I think it’s a problem with marketing, with not having known how to sell it, because it’s clear that it can accompany a meal from start to finish. At Arzuaga, we’ve confirmed that one dish that never fails with rosé is ceviche. There are also people who drink Champagne to start off a meal, and rosé would go perfectly there’. With these words, we can sum up the contribution from Taller’s head chef, who also explored the future rosé wine has during aperitif, that time before a meal that’s enjoyed in a more informal way.
The Congreso del Rosado was held at Fuensaldaña Castle in Valladolid and featured 26 speakers and over 100 attendees who attended talks, round tables and tastings all based around rosé wine. The day concluded with all the attendees signing the Great Rosé Manifesto, which set all the conclusions of the congress.
We here at Bodegas Arzuaga are very proud to have taken part in a congress that brought together some of the best rosé wines from Spain, Italy and France, three of the countries where this type of wine has experienced more growth in recent years. Our Arzuaga Rosae represented Bodegas Arzuaga’s foray into the world of rosé, as we’ve never been afraid to set out on paths that will take us beyond red wines. Arzuaga Rosae is made with Tempranillo grapes, so its freshness also holds all the character of Bodegas Arzuaga wines.