Vera Rose is 100% estate fruit, estate bottled, low RS and a very light carbonation, allowing for a medium body, more balanced wine. The fact that fruit comes from the estate’s 104 plots (yes 104!) provides consistent quality from vintage to vintage. Vera Rosé is one of the original, distinct Rosé offerings from the Vinho Verde region and from Portugal.
80% Rabo-de-Anho , 20% Vinhao. Vines planted in 1998. Tended in sandy loam, granite and schist soil at 320 m (1,050 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
Vera’s texture, bright acidity and medium body make it a versatile pairing. Lovely with fried fish, lighter cured meats, shellfish and bivalves.
De-stemming and gentle pressing. The juice settles for 48 hours at 10° Celsius before fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. (14°-16° C). Filtered prior to bottling which happens in February.
This house was the first to ever produce a Rosé in the Vinho Verde DOC, back in 1991. The blend is 80% Vinhão or ”big wine” in Portuguese. Vinhão is tinturier (red pulp grape) hence the dark color. In addition, Rabo de Anho (20%) an untranslatable, rarely planted grape, adds lightness and freshness to the blend. Floral, crisp, fresh strawberry and watermelon. Tastes like a summer Friday afternoon