D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)
Gran Caus Rosado is a rosé wine from the D.O Penedès produced by Can Ràfols dels Caus. This is a monovarietal of Merlot.
The grape for Gran Caus Rosado originates from three estates: Pals de fusta, Fondo and Vinya Negra. The soil is predominantly calcareous-clay.
The winery has adopted an organic approach to their agriculture, this mean no pesticides or herbicides were used.
The harvest is completed with the maximum care and by hand.
The winemaking process is performed using only the best selected grapes. The pellicular maceration lasts for 16 hours.
Subsequently, the bleeding of the free run juices and whereby there is a spontaneous 35 days of fermentation at 15ºC.
Can Ràfols dels Caus is located in Garaf, very close to Avinyonet del Penedès. The history of the estate dates back to the 16th century and it was Carlos Esteva who started in the 80's to plant 30 hectares of vineyards
Intense and powerful rosé wine, with a good body and a soft and elegant mid palate. Sweet and nice, fresh and round. Long finish.