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Pícaro Clarete

Dominio del Águila

Pícaro Clarete Bottle
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Variety
Tempranillo, Albillo, Garnacha, Bobal
Age of Vines
60+
Farming
Certified organic (CECyL)
Soil
Sandy clay limestone, heavier clay soils, gravel
Altitude
800-900 meters
Fermentation
Whole cluster crushing by foot in tank, two day maceration, slow natural yeast fermentation in oak vats (8-9 months)
Aging
16 months in neutral oak barrels, no racking

Overview

Please don’t call it rosé. It’s pink, but it’s clarete.

Many years ago, Clarete was a common product of Ribera del Duero, not classically a rosé but certainly pink in color. Picaro Clarete is made by treading a mix of whole cluster red and white grapes bunches in tank followed by a couple of days maceration then into oak vats for a slow fermentation by indigenous yeasts. After about 8-9 months in vat, the wine is transferred to neutral French and American oak barrels, where it ages for 16 months before bottling. 

Ratings & Reviews

94+

2019 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

93+

2018 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

93

2017 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

92

2016 Pícaro Clarete

Source: VM

94

2016 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

93

2015 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

93

2014 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

92+

2013 Pícaro Clarete

Source: WA

91

2013 Pícaro Clarete

Source: VM

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Ribera del Duero
  • Proprietor
    Jorge Monzón Pascual & Isabel Rodero
  • Winemaker
    Jorge Monzon Pascual
  • Size / Elevation
    66 hectares / 800-900 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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