"The 2019 Primer Rosé was produced exclusively with Mazuelo (a.k.a. Cariñena) grapes, following the model of the very pale Provence rosés by fermenting the juice in concrete (for the first time) after a very short maceration (a few hours) and keeping it in concrete with lees for six months before bottling. It has moderate alcohol, good freshness and three grams of residual sugar. Their challenge was to achieve the color they wanted and to have a color that is stable over time. They now think they have achieved it, and now that they have the know-how, they might start considering producing oak-aged rosés like in the past... (fingers crossed!). They are extremely happy with the 2019 as such; it's pretty defined and clean, and they think it has improved with the fermentation in concrete rather than in stainless steel. This has the austere character of Mazuelo; the wine is a lot more serious than the image might suggest. It's delicate and there's clarity and precision. The palate shows chalky minerality and a tasty, almost salty finish. 4,259 bottles were filled in April 2020."