Celler del Roure, 'Les Prunes', Blanc de Mandó, 2018, Valencia DO, Spain


This is great modern wine project, and for the explorers! It's a Valencia Rosé made from the almost extinct indigenous black skinned grape, Mando. Attractive pale pink in colour, with citrus and minerality. It's light, fresh, there's also a spattering of delicate Mediterranean herbs on the nose.  Very pure and delicious with Paella, pasta, or grilled prawns. It's worth the money, and is a delightful alternative to more common French rosé wines if you're fancying something a bit different!

Celler del Roure have become the pioneer of quality wine in Valencia. Owner Pablo Calatayud is committed to nurturing and championing the indigenous varieties of the region, most notably the Mando and Verdil grapes, both of which have been on the edge of extinction.

Note: The bottle colour makes the wine look darker than it really is!

Producer: Celler del Roure

Country: Spain

Region: Valencia

Grapes: Mando 100%

Alcohol: 11.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic