Quinta de la Rosa Dourosa Douro Rosada 2009

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This wine is made from traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. The Rosé is made from the free run juice when making Vintage port. The lagares (granite tanks) are filled with grape and before they are trodden we open the taps and let the juice run off. This results in a more concentrated Vintage port and a rosé wine which is full bodied and deep in colour. After fermentation at low temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, the rosé was stored in stainless steel until it was bottled in May 2009. The 2008 Rosé is marginally paler pink in colour compared to previous years. It still has a good depth of colour and attractive red fruit flavours. It is a full bodied rosé with tannins well integrated with the fruit and a balanced structure with good equilibrium as a result of the exceptional year. Serve chilled, as an excellent refreshing aperitif. Given its structure, it is a perfect with food and can easily be drunk when eating summer salads, fish, chicken and other white meats.

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Quinta de la Rosa:
The Bergqvist family have been making port since 1815. Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present for Claire Feuheerd, Sophia's grandmother, in 1906. The family port shipping company, Feueheerd, was sold in the 1930s but La Rosa was kept and run by Sophia's grandmother, Claire. In 1988 Sophia and her father, Tim Bergqvist, decided to restart the family business and launched... Read more
The Bergqvist family have been making port since 1815. Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present for Claire Feuheerd, Sophia's grandmother, in 1906. The family port shipping company, Feueheerd, was sold in the 1930s but La Rosa was kept and run by Sophia's grandmother, Claire. In 1988 Sophia and her father, Tim Bergqvist, decided to restart the family business and launched Quinta de la Rosa as a top quality port producer onto the market place. Starting in the early 1990s, the Bergqvist family were one of the pioneers in taking red wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la Rosa's red wine has won many accolades in the press and is sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world. For the last 5 years, the Bergqvist family has also been making their Vale da Clara wine, buying in carefully selected grapes from nearby properties. The wine differs distinctly from the La Rosa wine produced - it has more fruit and less oak flavors. Read less

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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02/28/2012

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This wine is made from traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. The Rosé is made from the free run juice when making Vintage port. The lagares (granite tanks) are filled with grape and before they are trodden we open the taps and let the juice run off. This results in a more concentrated Vintage port and a rosé wine which is full bodied and deep in colour. After fermentation at low temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, the rosé was stored in stainless steel until it was bottled in May 2009. The 2008 Rosé is marginally paler pink in colour compared to previous years. It still has a good depth of colour and attractive red fruit flavours. It is a full bodied rosé with tannins well integrated with the fruit and a balanced structure with good equilibrium as a result of the exceptional year. Serve chilled, as an excellent refreshing aperitif. Given its structure, it is a perfect with food and can easily be drunk when eating summer salads, fish, chicken and other white meats.

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