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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.
VINIFICATION: The fabulous quality of the grapes this year has taken everyone by surprise. We didn’t have the ideal meteorological conditions to indicate it was going to be a great year so we were really pleased with the beautiful grapes that came into the winery. The winter and spring was dry with little rain. Stable weather allowed for good flowering so production was always forecast to be abundant (good news after two relatively small years). The summer was hot. There was little rain and few storms, apart from a huge one in May. So by August the vines were under intense water stress and their leaves were browning – especially younger vines with shallower roots. But the good news was that the fruit stood up well to this stress so that almost perfect grape came into the winery. The vintage was long and slow.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Grapes from old vines local to the region and often used for making into white port – Viosinho (45%), Rabigato (20%), Códega do Larinho (30%) and Gouveio. (5%).
REGION: Douro, Portugal
TECHNICAL NOTES: Aging: 2-3 years Alcohol: 13.5% | RS 1.0 g/dm3 Total Acidity: 5.2 G/dm3 Volatile Acidity .3 G/dmc Ph: 3.33 SO2: 76 Mg/dm3
The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction, tannin or oak. The La Rosa white has a very perfumed nose with citric and floral aromas. On the palate the wine is quite full bodied, very soft and seductive. It is an intense wine, full of flavor without any excesses, very beautiful and balanced with a long, fresh finish at the end.
UPC: 5 60484 610211 6
12pk | 750ml