Pink Fest June 1 recommended by @broylesa @statesman

We were thrilled to learn that Pink Fest was recommended by one of our favorite food writers, Addie Broyles, in her column for the Austin American-Statesman this week.

Pink Fest — our annual rosé tasting — happens from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday.

Click here for event details.

And don’t forget the after party with Italian winemaker Filiberto Massone at Stiles Switch at 7 p.m.

Here’s one of the wines you’ll get a chance to taste on Saturday at Pink Fest, the Zestos old vine Garnacha rosé from Vinos de Madrid.

zestos garnacha rose wine

A note on the wine from the importer:

“Zestos old vine is produced from Garnacha vines that were planted in 1969 in The high elevation vineyards of San Martin Valdeiglesias – northwest of Madrid. Today San Martin produces among the most floral and mineral Garnachas in all of Spain. The older the vines the better the wine. Old vines do not over produced. As a result the vines yield fully ripen grapes. Perfectly ripen grapes make wines that improve with time. ‘Zestos’ means ‘basket’ in English. Not too many years ago, baskets like the ones depicted on the label were use to transport grapes from the vineyard to the wineries. Madrid has recently become the center of one of the most interesting and innovative wine regions on the Iberian Peninsula. For example, 90% of Vinos de Madrid DO wines are made from organically grown grapes. The outskirts of this storied royal city are filled with old vines Garnacha situated in high elevation vineyards that have been planted in ideal soils. Madrid is a sort of “great unknown” that is now just freshly discovered. Most consumers are unaware that Madrid makes wine and because Vinos de Madrid is not yet ‘on the radar’ of wine consumers, it is a great source of incredible values today.”

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