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Casal De Ventozela Espadeiro Rosé 2016

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Tania Thomas rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Hailing from northern Portuguese region of Vinho Verde comes this delicious and easy quaffable rosé, crafted with 100% lesser known Espadeiro grape. Just off dry with a touch of Vinho Verde’s recognizable fizz. Bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe strawberries, lime zest and rhubarb. Crisp, fresh and lively it makes a perfect patio sipper and a perfect match to mild cheeses, grilled fish and seafood. Tasted May 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com
Lynn Van Der Linde rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A beautiful way to welcome guests and kick start any celebration.
Brilliant light pink in the glass, aromas of lime and cranberry carry through on the palate with a citrus finish With persistence as a result of the flirty effervescence, traditional to Vinho Verde style wine.
Perfect as a party opener, with light appetizers, or with creamy cheese assortments.
Tasted April 2017.
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.

Natalie's Review

Casal De Ventozela Espadeiro Rosé 2016, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2017-2018. 450841 11.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95. April 28, 2017  Full Review




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