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Casal De Ventozela Espadeiro Rosé 2016

Casal De Ventozela Espadeiro Rosé 2016
Casal De Ventozela Espadeiro Rosé 2016

Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal



Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 3
 
Price: $13.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 11.5%
 

Drink: 2017-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Casal De Ventozela

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This rose is absolutely refreshing. It's made from an obscure red grape, called Espadeiro.
Vinho Verde, as a wine term, more or less refers to the youth of the wine, not the actual colour. In fact, you cab even have red Vinho Verde, though it is not nearly as popular as the white or rose variants.
Pale strawberry in colour, there is a slight effervescence to it from dissolved CO2. Thos is traditionally done to Vinho Verde because they used to undergo a second ferment in bottle. People liked the slight fizzle, so they kept it. The only difference in modern Vinho Verde is that the CO2 is pumped in (to keep the wine from being cloudy).
Aromas of raspberry candy, rhubarb, mint, cherry, and wild strawberry.
It's not really sweet, but it might have up to 10 grams per litre (dry to slightly off dry). It has a whipcrack of acid and bubbles that make it seem drier.
Flavours of watermelon, strawberry, rhubard, sour cherry, cranberry, and a vegetal green note (green herbs).
Lovely summer wine to have with a goat cheese salad, or maybe salmon kabobs.
 

  


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