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Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red Blend 2016

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red Blend 2016

  • 1999

Quinta de La Rosa is a family owned estate of 55 hectares, well known for their Port production. The property has been in the Berqvist family since 1906, but before that as Port shippers in 1815. The Berqvist family were one of the pioneers in taking red wine production in the Douro region seriously. An area well know for producing Port, the same red grapes are now made as regular Red wine.

Quinta de la Rosa is situated in Northern Portugal, 100kms inland from Oporto. It is set in the heart of the Alto Douro ‘A’ grade port growing area and is located along the banks of the river, near Pinhão.

Aged in French Oak barrels. 

60%, Touriga Nacional, 12% Touriga Franca, 8% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão and the rest 5% are from old vineyards, mixed field blend. 

90 points Wine & Spirits-Best Portugal Table Wine

Wine Notes

The terroir in the Douro is still largely unexplored and by making wines with harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards, we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction, tannin or oak. Wines that are rich and full bodied whilst being fresh and lively with a good acidity and minerality.

On the nose, very elegant with all the elements present in a subtle way – floral undertones, soft red fruit and light spicy notes. The 2016 is relatively light for a Douro wine, young and full of energy. There is a purity in the wine, good acidity & complex flavors coming from the quality of the maturation of the grapes.

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