New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what type of drink to toast to the new year at midnight.
This year, my choice is this Raposeira Reserva Bruto, a dry white sparkling wine, produced by Caves da Raposeira, a leading sparkling wine producer in the Douro region in Portugal.
Raposeira is located in Lamego where the wines’ prestige dates back to the 16th century. And this winery was founded over 120 years ago.
Lamego has a firm place in the history of Portugal and was thus the motherland of this nectar which it borrowed from the original champagne grape varieties and its raw material.
Over time, after the owners studied in the famous region of Champagne in France, Raposeira has gained a solid position in the markets thanks to the high quality of the sparkling wines produced.
Raposeira Wine Cellars produce sparkling wines since 1898, with the traditional champagne method, aging in the cellar always more than two years. This quality earns it the almost permanent leadership of the sector at a national level.
It is with extreme care, high professionalism, and strict quality control that the winery monitors each stage of production of its sparkling wine.
This Reserve Brut sparkling wine was produced from the Malvasia Fina, Cerceal and Gouveio Real grape varieties. Fermentation in stainless steel vats and aging in the bottle. Minimum stage of 3 years in the cellar.
The wine presents a slightly citrine color with fine bubbles.
Fresh on the nose, with discreet fruity aromas of lime, green apple and pear, accompanied by more mineral and floral notes. On the palate, light and smooth, fruity sparkling wine with pleasant acidity and a medium persistent but refreshing finish.
Brilliant sparkling wine where the good acidity and low sugar level make for a dry taste.
Alcohol content: 12,5 vol.
Serve this sparkling wine at a temperature between 6-8 °C.
Endowed with fruity aromas and a persistent palate, it is ideal as an aperitif or digestive. Raposeira sparkling wines reveal the intense character of the Beira-Douro region, emphasizing the unmistakable taste of its nectars.
Also good to accompany roast meat dishes, as an excellent option for a dinner with friends.
And of course, to welcome the new year!
I wish everyone around the world a Happy New Year filled with peace, love, joy, health, and happiness!
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