Santa Rosa Reserva commemorates founder Enrique Mendoza Cortes’ mother, Rosa Cortes Devesa. She instilled in him a passion for grape growing and winemaking that is still very evident in all the wines he produces today. This special red is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% each of Merlot and Syrah. Only the smallest, ripest bunches are specially selected for pressing, and after fermentation the wine spends eighteen months in French and American oak barrels.
Intense ruby-red in color, Santa Rosa Reserva offers layered aromas of wild blackberries, graphite, smoke and forest floor. On the palate, these notes are intertwined with hints of sweet spice and violets, and structurally it manages to show both a powerful and elegant sides as it unfolds into a long silky finish.
Serve this wine with juicy steaks, slow-smoked ribs, or with veal Parmaggiano.