The Quinta belongs to the same family for at least seven generations, they have old vineyards, some of them from the pre-phylloxera times.
Their Pata d’Urso wines (which name means Bear Paw in English) were named after a kind story that you can read in my previous posts.
In 2019, in a year full of goals, one of them was the elaboration of a rosé wine that was genuine.
Thus was born Pata D’Urso Rosé 2019 which is the result of a rigorous selection of the oldest varieties of the Douro present in the old vineyards of Quinta da Furada.
After the manual harvest, the grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. The pre-fermentation maceration was carried out at low temperatures for 24 hours. Afterward, the must was removed to make this rosé. The fermentation process was carried out in the used, 600-liter French oak barrels for 6 months.
Pata D’Urso Rosé 2019 presents a beautiful, very deep pink color in the glass.
On the nose, aromas of red fruits with floral touches, strawberry, raspberry, rose petals, with a hint of the subtlety of vanilla.
On the palate, surprisingly elegant and smooth, dry wine, with light tannins, ending in a long and fresh finish, filled with pleasant acidity.
The alcohol content is 13%.
Consume this wine at a temperature of 10-12 C.
Goes well with salty cheeses, white and cured meats, vegetables and meals prepared with aromatic green herbs.