A rosé of true class from a great Douro producer

São Luiz – A rosé of true class from a great Douro producer

Kopke is the oldest of all the port wine houses, with a history dating back to 1638.

They produce great ports and I have always found their range of table wines to offer excellent value for money when compared to many of the other Douro producers.

This rosé is not cheap by any means, usually costing €23.95 at Apolónia but on special offer at €18.99 until the end of this month.

The wine is made from Tinta Cão grapes, one of the classic Douro varieties, aged 80% in stainless steel and 20% in used oak casks.

This is a wine of some complexity with red fruits and pomegranate on the nose mingling with floral notes. In the mouth, it is fresh with good acidity and balanced structure, with a slight creaminess leading to long silky finish.

This is a Portuguese rosé that can give many Provence rosés in the €20-€30 price range a run for their money.

By Patrick Stuart