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Quinta do Romeu Rosé, Douro '18


Quinta do Romeu Rosé, Douro '18

We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the wines from the Menéres family and their very special winery called Quinta do Romeu.

As someone that travels to Portugal frequently, you simply don’t find a lot of rosé options in restaurants or retail. What is ironic about that is that over the history of Portuguese wines, one of the most exported wines was a Rosé. If you are over the age of 50 you are likely to have heard of, or consumed, Mateus Rosé. Manufactured to have broad worldwide appeal, over 3 million cases of this sweet Rosé was exported. At that time it accounted for 40% of the Rosé production in Portugal. While Mateus still exists, luckily, we have a new small selection of Dry Portuguese Rosé to choose from.

Much of the Douro Valley is too warm of a climate to produce refreshing dry Rosé.

Quinta do Romeu, while technically in the Douro Valley, is located in the northern most part of the Upper Douro. In fact the Menéres family considers this area the “warm lands of Trás-os-Montes.” Their vineyards enjoy a much cooler micro-climate than the heart of the Douro, and the two rivers that flow near Jerusalém do Romeu have cut up the valley into different expositions, with very diverse soils and micro-climates.

The Romeu Rosé is a blend of traditional Douro grapes: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, and Touriga Nacional. The grapes are destemmed, with the Touriga sitting on its skins for 6 hours before pressing. The grapes are then co-fermented in stainless steel tanks, where they remain till bottling.

This beautiful Rosé explodes from the glass with notes of wild strawberry, flowers, and spice. Medium-weight on the palate, but with great freshness and vibrancy. It never feels too "fruity" but also is incredibly thirst quenching.




Producer Quinta do Romeu
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml


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