Campo Viejo (that’s “KAHM-poh VYAY-hoh“) are one of the leading Spanish wine producers globally with around 2 million cases shipped every year. Wow! So it’s a little surprising it’s taken them so long to catch on to the global Rosé surge!
Yep this is Campo Viejo Rose and their first ever release of a Rosé. “Crisp and Elegant” it says on the all pink label. To be honest you’d be forgiven for thinking this one might be from Provence in France given its pale, delicate pink colour (some might call it salmon, not us!) but no this is made 100% from Spanish Grenache (aka Garancha) grapes from the vast cellars of Campo Viejo.
When we say vast cellars we ain’t kidding. Head along to the Campo Viejo winery and you’ll see vineyards and countryside with a back drop of mountains…plus a couple of small buildings. Wait. Aren’t these guys one of the world’s top Spanish wine producers? Where’s the juice at? It’s underground!
Yep, in 2001 Campo Viejo asked a top Spanish architect to redesign their winery. The guy decided the view was far too good to touch so he designed the 45,000 metre squared winery to be built underground!
Pair this Spanish beauty with Spanish style salmon with chorizo, roasted vegetable salad with manchego and chicken pinxto.