The return of our favorite Iberian rose, Vallado's 100% Touriga Nacional vinho rosÚ, is an annual rite of passage for us. And this year, it comes right in the nick of time for a long, hot, thirsty summer.
Vallado, 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 artistry.
The wine offers a nose of wild herbs, red fruits, pomegranate, and hints of lime blossoms. It has great intensity of flavor with a refreshing stony, mineral note on the finish. Some have said it drinks like rosÚs from Bandol easily twice the price.
This is a great companion for fresh greens/salad nicoise, boquerones or any of our fabulous tinned fish options, or anything lively and sprightly! When not a companion to food, it is very quaffable goes well with the companionship of others.