|Style||Off Dry, Rosé, Spritz, Fruit Forward, Red Fruits, Light Bodied, Fresh, Easy Drinking|
|Region||Vinho da Mesa|
Casal Mendes Rosé is a refreshing and fruity non vintage rosé with aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate, it is soft and fruity with a delicate spritz and a hint of sweetness on the finish. Its light acidity and fruitiness make it an ideal choice for seafood, hors d'oeuvres, simple salads, and spicy cuisines like Thai, Indian, or Chinese.
About the Producer
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal is one of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Winemaker Francisco Antunes oversees what must be one of the most diverse ranges in Europe, from the 3rd largest Portuguese rose brand (Casal Mendes) to some of the country's most impressive premium reds from estates in Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo. Arguably, Francisco's greatest achievements lie between these extremes, a range of mid-priced wines from native varieties, full of character, quite distinctly Portuguese, but at the same time approachable and with fresh, modern fruit.
Aliança has been part of Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal since 2007 and all wines are now being brought under the Bacalhôa name.
Vineyard and Winery
The grapes are sourced from selected growers in central and southern regions, where moderately old vines are tended traditionally in clay and sandy soils. Grapes are briefly macerated on the skins to obtain a touch of colour then gently pressed pneumatically. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats controlled at 16 degrees. The wine is cold stabilised in tank for a brief period before bottling young.
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