Rosé wine – Portugal
Vinho Verde Rosé 2015, Conde Villar, (11.5% abv)
Made from 60% Espadeiro and 40% Touriga Nacional grapes in Northern Portugal, to the North West of Oporto. The grapes are handpicked a short distance from the winery and immediately destemmed and partially crushed. The juice is then allowed to ferment for a minimum of 12 hours to gain the colour. There is a secondary pressing followed by cold temperature fermentation. Clean, intense young red fruits and berries on the nose. It’s dry with high acidity and is medium in body. “It has a pronounced flavour intensity of fresh under ripe strawberries, some red cherries and hints of raspberries. It has a medium length with a refreshing patience”. Great light, fresh Vinho Verde rosé.