Port wine is still made in the same way and place as when it first emerged from Portugal’s Douro Valley in the 17th century. However, 300+ years of production, modern winemaking technology, and adventurous winemakers have given us a fresh new version of this traditional, fortified wine. Enter Port Rosé , the newest Port on the block!
Region: Douro Valley
Grapes: Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca
Winemaking: Hand-picked; no foot treading only pressing; fortification after partial fermentation.
Aging: 5 months in stainless steel.
Color: Light rosé, like a pink flamingo!
Aroma: Delicate aromas of raspberry and strawberry.
Tasting notes: Soft, sweet, red fruits flavors, long and persistent finish.
Food Pairings: Rosé Port pairs exceptionally well with food from around the world. Pork dumplings, curry noodles, sushi and samosas are all great pairings for this versatile Port style.
How to enjoy: Alone, as an aperitif, blended in a cocktail with red fruit, orange peel, mint leaves and ice; at any time of the day!
Notes: A Porto to drink now. Serve chilled 10°C/50°F.
Regional Climate: Mediterranean; Very low yearly rainfall (500mm/18in); dry, hot summer.
Want to learn more about Port rosé? Check out my blog post!