Milenrama (Spanish for “yarrow”, a flower prevalent in Rioja and handsomely featured on the label) is a value-oriented project in Rioja from up-and-coming female winemaker Ruth de Andrés. Her varied C.V. boasts chemistry and oenology degrees in three different countries, experience at top firms in Bordeaux and the Penedès, sommelier-course teaching, and, most recently, winemaking for export markets. The goal? Perhaps her own words are best– vinos buenos, bonitos y baratos — good, honest, inexpensive everyday wine. The Milenrama Rioja range features a juicy, clean, unoaked joven Tempranillo for bistros and bottle shops alike, as well as crianza and reserva bottlings which are standout values at their respective price points.
Milenrama Rioja Rosado is blend of mostly Garnacha with a splash of Viura. The red grapes macerate for 4 hours to gain a pale salmon color before fermentation and resting in stainless steel.
Pale pink in color with a fine nose of red berries (raspberries and wild strawberries) and a slight aroma of lavender. In the mouth, it is vibrant and refreshing.