Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Everything´s coming up Rosé

"Cracklin' Rosie, get on board"- It seems good old rosé is back in fashion. Casa Rosada seems to be getting an increasing number of requests from guests who want to drink a rosé wine, either as an aperitif,with their meal,or even some who don´t drink anything else,and its not even summer yet. Casa Rosada´s choice is for the two rosé wines produced by Quinta do Barranco Longo in the southernmost wine region of Portugal- Algarve.The Quinta is operated and owned by Rui Virgínia, a young and modern winemaker who has established an art for recreating wines and started his production of quality wines in 2001. Since then, Rui has won great recognition nationally and internationaly. Quinta do  Barranco Longo Rosé has been awarded Portugal's best rosé!

Barranco Longo  rosé
Barranco Longo oaked rosé
Barranco Longo Rosé 2006, Algarve, Portugal
Deeply colored,a serious rosé appealing to my inner heart with a modernist typography on the label. An extremely approachable wine big and bold with a fruity goodness and all in all an extremely well composed rosé.

Casa Rosada´s Choice -Barranco Longo Oaked Rosé 2008.   Big ruby red reindeer nose,a fuller body than its softer sister, rich and alive with warm fruity buckets of strawberries and currants, but nevertheless beware, it´s quaffable in quantities. Persistent and complex, something that differs from what is expected in a rosé. A drink your heart out wine. Enjoy it as an accompaniment to salads, white meats, seafood or as an aperitif.



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