The jewel in the crown. Freshness and minerality make you want to drink it young – this wine will also age for generations Every vintage the grapes are picked by hand at the end of September/October and trodden by foot in granite lagares.
MATURATION & BOTTLING
The port is stored in the La Rosa armazem in small 550L old oak casks or ‘pipes’. It is from this selection of fine old ports that we blend our dated tawnies. 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 Franca with some Sousão, from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa. All the La Rosa vineyards are classified as A quality by the Casa do Douro.
REGION: Douro, Portugal
TECHNICAL NOTES: Aging: Drink Now Alcohol: 20% | RS: 100 g/dm3 Total Acidity: 4.8 G/dm3 | Ph: 3.6
All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and 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 and tannin. This 30 year old has a beautiful amber color showing its age well. The long, slow maturation in old wooden pipes (550L barrels) has given this magnificent wine enormous elegance and complexity. On the nose, slightly dried fruit aromas with touches of balsamic vinegar, coffee and exotic wood are just some of its components. On the palate, it is simply delicious, almost light but with incredible intensity of flavor, soft, mouth filling with great persistence.
UPC: 5 60484 610259 8
6pk | 750ml