Quinta de Gomariz, Vinho Verde DOC Espadeiro roséRegular price €16.00
Bright, light-bodied and mineral, this is a strawberry-scented but dry rosé from the Vinho Verde DOC, with flavours reminiscent of grapefruit and, again, a hint of red berries.
Is it an orange wine? Well, there's no denying the luminous pale amber colour—a change from the more familiar shades of pink. But it's most definitely a rosé, made from the red Espadeiro grape of northern Portugal; it's not one of those slightly tawny white wines, made with skin and even stem contact, to which the name 'orange' is sometimes given.
This makes a great start to a meal with its mouthwatering acidity and crisp, clean finish.
With a modest abv it's an attractive choice for light meals and picnics, and its vibrant golden colour is likely to prove a talking point. Orange, not 'orange'.
|Supplier's website||Quinta de Gomariz|
|Wine colour||Rosé wine|
|Bottle size||75 cl|