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Quinta de Covela Touriga Nacional Rosado

Quinta de Covela Touriga Nacional Rosado

Country

Portugal

Region

Vinho Verde

Producer

Quinta de Covela

Vintage

2018

Composition

Touriga Nacional

Alcohol

12.5%

Certifications

Environmentally Friendly

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Winemaker Notes

100% Touriga Nacional, Portugal’s most emblematic red grape. Made by the classical rosé method, this wine is known for its elegant pairing of palid hue and balanced structure.

Tasting Notes

The color is a pale, rose-petal pink. The nose is fresh and light, with notes of strawberry and a touch of citrus. The palate is dry with vibrant, yet fine acidity, marked by a touch of spice and blueberries.

Pairing Suggestions

Enjoy at a temperature between 8°C and 10°C. Ideal for outdoor meals and other “al fresco” moments, by the sea, by the pool, on the terrace, in the garden, but always in good company. A gastronomic rosé which lends itself very well to all sorts of summer fare and also Asian cuisine.

Vineyard

At Quinta de Covela we practice organic farming on the granitic soils that form a natural, South-facing amphitheater of low-lying terraces overlooking the right bank of the Douro river. Covela lies in the southeastern- most corner of the Vinho Verde demarcated region, on the borderline between the continental climate of inland Portugal and the maritime influences of the Atlantic coast to the West.

Viticulture

Manual harvesting. Harvest organized by vineyard plots to ensure harvesting at the right time. Transport in small boxes to avoid crushing.

Vinification

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel vats and fining with bentonite when necessary. No use of enzymes. Aged on fine lees until mid-March. Cold stabilization. Light filtration.