Quinta de Saes Rosé<< Previous wine Next wine >>
GRAPE:Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Baga and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sustainably farmed vines, averaging 15 to 45 years old, planted to mostly granite soils with clay and sand at 500m (1,640 ft) elevation.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Pairs beautifully with seafood, fresh grilled fish, white meats or you can just drink it as an aperitif.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:Manually harvested. A short press follows then a slow fermentation in stainless steel vats in order to preserve all the elegance and aromatic characteristics.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Quinta de Saes is located in the northern part of the Dao, in Northern Central Portugal. The plots for this vineyard are planted to granite at 500m (1640 ft) elevation. The Dao has a temperate continental climate, protected from the cold winds of the Atlantic by the Luso Mountains, from the warm winds of Extremadura to the west by the Sierra da Estrela, and from the arid heat of the Douro by the Serra do Caramulo. Average temperature in the growing season is 65F (18.5C). Rainfall is 26 inches per annum, with no irrigation.
TASTING NOTES:Fragrant, mineral with tropical fruits notes. Smooth and fresh on the palate with elegant fruit and balanced acidity that provides a very long finish.
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