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Quinta de la Rosa’s Ruby Port is unique in that it comes from A graded grapes all grown on the Quinta. Most other ruby blends come from further down the river closer to Regua where there is higher rainfall and most grapes are B to D quality so the resulting port tends to be less concentrated. Many customers told us that our ruby was ‘too good to be called a ruby port’ so we christened it with the name “Lote 601” taken from lote or blending number we use for the ruby. Some of our ruby is still made in the traditional way — trodden in granite lagares.
MATURATION & BOTTLING
The Ruby is blended from our stocks of Port stored in large ‘tonels’ or vats to give a young, fruity, vibrant wine with an average age of 3-4 years. The blend will always have the same style from year to year. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz.
REGION: Douro, Portugal
TECHNICAL DATA: Alcohol: 19.8% RS: 90-110 g/dm3 pH: 3.6-3.7
It is rich with vibrant color, great depth, body and fruit, with a long finish. Like all La Rosa Ports, not too sweet. it should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.
12pk | 500ml