Every great winery has its iconic wine. Abadia represents the essence of Raimat. It is the oldest wine brand in the Costers del Segre Designation of Origin. Raimat Abadía Rosé Organic is the fruit of this policy in its ultimate expression, applying organic practices from the vineyard to the glass.
A bright, pale pink, resembling the petals of early spring roses.
Aromatically subtle, with elegant notes of strawberries and redcurrants, typical of a good Tempranillo, soft floral hints of violets and rose petals and hints of grapefruit, all set against a light aniseed background.
A friendly, pleasantly fresh entry discloses volume, balance and a great mouthfeel.In the middle of the mouth we find those notes of strawberries that came out on the nose and a touch of cherries to give it a fruit-forward, refreshing finish.
The history of Raimat goes back to 1914, when Manuel Raventós i Domènech acquired a plot of arid and unfertile land in a unique setting, converting it into what it is today: 2,245 hectares of 100% certified organic vineyards. Raimat is the expression of wines from Lleida, a land renowned for the quality of its fruit, where the continental climate means that the grapes from this estate give intense and flavourful wines. The winery is a pioneer in the use of the latest growing and winemaking technology, making a clear commitment to sustainable viticulture and to respecting the land and the environment.
The grapes were picked quickly, at night, when the temperature is lowest, to prevent oxidations and preserve primary aromas.
The grapes were picked quickly, at night, when the temperature is lowest, to prevent oxidations and preserve primary aromas. The grapes arriving at the winery are de-stemmed and cooled down to 10 °C/50 °F before pressing gently to ensure a smooth extraction. The methodology we use in Raimat is unusual. Taking the target shade into account, the winemaker decides which percentage of each free-run must is used for the wine. The press juice is used in other by-products. This rosé is made solely with the fragile and delicate first must, which is the most elegant, fresh and aromatic. It is fermented at 14 °C/57 °F to preserve all the aromatic complexity of each variety.
This was an excellent quality harvest.
Raimat usually enjoys consistent weather conditions but this year was markedly atypical. The adversities of early spring were followed by very favourable weather, with mild temperatures and no rain. This allowed both early- and late-ripening varieties to be harvested under optimum conditions. This was an excellent quality harvest.