This is a spring rite of passage for us, the return of our favorite Iberian rose, Vallado's 100% Touriga Nacional blockbuster. This producer from Portugal's Douro region was named as one of the world's top 100 producers by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and this lovely wine showcases their deft and seamless artistry in full bloom.
Despite its darker color, the wine emphasizes elegance and understatement while still delivering big dark berry/cherry-tinged aromas and flavors. Augmented by notes of spring flowers, melon and a slight herbaceous bent, the weave is complex and plush, simultaneously silky and cerebral.
This is a great companion for fresh greens/salad nicoise, boquerones or any of our fabulous tinned fish options, or anything lively and sprightly!