La Rosa Tinto (Eagle Label), Quinta de la Rosa, Douro
Made from vines (Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesca) wholly grown on the estate but deemed too young to be made into Port, the winemaker gets the most from these hand-picked grapes making a big, rich red with just a touch of oak. This has sweet cassis and cherry fruit alongside savoury spicy liquorice and leather.
- Colour: Red
- Grapes: Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
- Vintage: 2009
- Closure: cork
- Alcohol: 14%
- Other info: The Bergqvist family have been making port since 1815. Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present for Claire Feuheerd, Sophia Bergqvist’s grandmother in 1906. The family port shipping company, Feuheerd, was sold in the 1930s but La Rosa was kept and run by Claire. In 1988 Sophia and her father, Tim, decided to restart the family business and launched Quinta de la Rosa as a top quality port producer onto the market place. Starting in the 1990s, the Bergqvist family were one of the pioneers in taking red table wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la Rosa’s wine has won many accolades in the press and is sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world. The arrival of winemaker Jorge Moreira in 2002 has further improved the quality of the winemaking at La Rosa and their 55 hectares are now used to produce top notch port and table wine in a ratio of 2:1.
- Winery website: www.quintadelarosa.com
- Press: Decanter Magazine Top 50 Value World Reds.
£15.75or £14.96 when purchasing any 12 mixed bottles.