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Quinta de La Rosa  Branco, Douro

Quinta de La Rosa Branco, Douro 2022

£16.00

Traditional yet delicious Portuguese blend.

  • Quinta de la Rosa's iconic Branco is made with a field blend of old vines indigenous to the region: 50% Côdega de Larinho, 25% Rabigato and 25% Viosinho.
  • It is mostly fermented in small stainless-steel vats to retain the natural freshness and purity of these varieties.
  • The nose is enticingly floral, with notes of greengage and honeysuckle. The palate retains the delicacy of soft apricot and pear flavours.
  • The schist and granite soils in these vineyards, among the most prized terroir in the Douro, give this wine a remarkable tension and minerality on the finish.
  • Enjoy with lean fish or cured meats.
  • Grape variety: Viosinho, Rabigato, Gouveio, Códega do Larinho, Arinto
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Type/Colour: White
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Group: Douro
  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
  • Sustainable: Yes

'Dense, dry, appetising and tangy, this is a wine with more interest than most at its price level, and I would expect this Douro white to benefit from just as much bottle age as white burgundy. Portuguese whites really do deserve attention, not least from theose with an eye for a bargain.' Jancis Robinson, '50 Great Portuguese Winses', Financial Times, July 2012. Chosen by Olly Smith as part of his 'Top Great 50 Wines of Portugal' April 2013.

The Bergqvist family have been making port since 1815. Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present for Claire Feuheerd, Sophia BergqvistÂ's grandmother in 1906. The family port shipping company, Feuheerd, was sold in the 1930s but La Rosa was kept and run by Claire. In 1988 Sophia and her father, Tim, decided to restart the family business and launched Quinta de la Rosa as a top quality port producer onto the market place. Starting in the 1990s, the Bergqvist family were one of the pioneers in taking red table wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la RosaÂ's wine has won many accolades in the press and is sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world. The arrival of winemaker Jorge Moreira in 2002 has further improved the quality of the winemaking at La Rosa and their 55 hectares are now used to produce top notch port and table wine in a ratio of 2:1.

Quinta de la Rosa practice a sustainable agricultural regime being part of ADVID & SATIVA. They don't use genetically modified organisms nor do they use animal products so vegetarians can drink their wines. They recycle where possible and are HACCP & BRC rated.