Offley Rosé Port
It is created following the traditional winemaking method used for rosé wines. Hand-picked red grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and pressed immediately to avoid prolonged contact with the skins where color concentrates, which originates a rose-colored juice must. A gentle decantation follows to separate the larger particles and clarify the must before it undergoes cold-fermentation. Just like in any other Porto Wine, fermentation is stopped by the addition of distilled wine alcohol or brandy, which results in a fortified wine. The wine stays in the Douro warehouses for the Winter, after which is transferred to the cellars of V.N.Gaia, where it evolves in stainless steel vats in order to maintain its initial freshness and avoid intense oxidation. Carefully monitored and tasted, the wine evolves until its ideal maturation point, and the final wine is cold-stabilised before bottling.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca
It has a light pink hue, with shades of violet, and a fine bouquet of tropical fruits and exotic wood. In the mouth is quite balanced and fresh, with a flavor of tropical fruits and a long and elegant finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. It is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Serve chilled between 4ºC-6ºC.
This Port makes an excellent aperitif. Serve on the rocks or enjoy as a cocktail, with tonic water, ice and lemon in a long drink glass.
Reviews and Awards:
. 86 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 15 points in Wine Magazine Portugal;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011.