Arvad’s rosé was worth waiting for

I wrote a while ago here about the impressive, lightly oaked white wine made by this relative newcomer to the Algarve winemaking scene, and have since tried the red (also very good) and been on the lookout for the rosé, which does not seem to have made its way to the main supermarkets yet.

This winery is located just behind Estômbar by the River Arade (from which it takes its name) and, although I have not yet visited myself, I hear it is well worth the effort.

I finally found their rosé this week at Mercearia da Paula in Lagoa on Rua Jacinto Correia, the road that runs from near the Galp station and behind the bus depot.

Popping in for some essentials, I was very pleasantly surprised to see an excellent selection of Algarve wines, all at attractive prices, and picked up a bottle of Arvad rosé, paying around €7.

The wine is made from a blend of Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a very pleasant, clean and fresh rosé. Subtle notes of red fruits on the nose and good acidity in the mouth with a dry finish. 

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