Portuguese rosé wine is best in the world

Casal da Coelheira Rosé 2009 won the Brussels World Wine Contest held in Sicily, Italy.

The Portuguese wine was considered the best 2010 rosé wine in the world, according to the votes of 275 members of the jury.

A spokesman for the winemaker said: “This wine is fresh, young and stylish, and comprises a set of features that makes it very enjoyable to drink during the summer months, perfect to accompany light dishes such as seafood, fish, white meats or salads.”

The wine, produced in the Tejo region by Centro Agrícola de Tramagal, is made from the Syrah and Touriga Nacional grape varieties, has an alcohol percentage equivalent to red wines (13.5% ABV) and should be served at a temperature between eight and 10 degrees.