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Luis Alegre Rosado Flores 2016

The Experience

Drink When...
In Oz
Listen To...
We're Off to See the Wizard by Harold Arlen
Think About...
I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
Drink With...
Barbecued sea bass on a bed of watercress, with a minty potato salad

The Oddbins Take

This wine is like a Provençal rosé that has been randomly transported to the hills of Rioja Alavesa, maybe by some freak whirlwind, like in The Wizard of Oz, into a foreign land. But, far from being an unwanted guest, the team at Bodegas Luis Alegre proudly declare “it has a beautiful, salmon-pink colour and enticing, subtle aromas of red fruits and wild flowers, as found in the best rosé from Provence”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

The Vital Statistics

Rioja Alavesa
DO Rioja
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
0.8 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Tempranillo (60%), Viura (40%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Eat In Magazine, June 2015: "Tastes of peaches and apricots and goes well with barbecued meats and chicken salad. Delicate and uplifting, this wine just evokes summer and tastes far more expensive than it is."

Bodegas Luis Alegre was formed in 1968 by, unsurprisingly, Luis Alegre who was from a family of viticulturists with some of the best vines in the stunning village of Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa. The project cranked up into what it is nowadays in 2001 when a team of investors and wine exports took over the winery and built a state of the art, gravity-fed bodega with the best temperature controlled facility of its kind and an expert wine making team.

Designed by the celebrated Spanish architect Joaquín Aracil Bellod, it has four circular floors completely covered with granite. It also boasts a panoramic lift with a stunning view of the winery. The glass-walled upper floor has a restaurant with capacity for 60 diners, while a garden terrace enables the visitors to enjoy unbeatable views.

Winemaker Pablo Martinez gained a degree in technical agriculture University of Rioja in 1995, followed by a degree in oenology at University of La Rioja in 1998. His winemaking philosophy is simple: to make the best possible wines with the grapes from its 100-year-old vines, in a modern style. This involves not always adhering to the traditional methods of La Rioja, whilst respecting the terroirs and indigenous varietals.

They use both new oak and oak that is up to three-years-old from America, France and Eastern Europe and they treat the barrels themselves. They don´t necessarily label a wine Reserva if they think it should be considered in a different light.

The grapes for this rosé were hand-picked from picked bush vines (Tempranillo 40 years of age & Viura 65 years old) and were transported to the winery in 12kg crates and stored under carbonic snow to maintain the aromatics. Maceration took place for up to 24 hours to obtain the beautiful pale pink colour. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 16ºC. The wine was allowed to rest and gain texture and character on the lees for a few weeks. Light filtration using bentonite was done to preserve the wine’s aromatic character and freshness.