About Rosé Wine from Portugal

About Rosé Wine from Portugal
Portuguese wine is of course, most famously represented by Port, a fortified wine made from grapes in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. There are several different types of Port, from the basic Ruby, meant for early consumption to vintage ports, which drink well in some instances upon their 30th or 40th birthday. Other wines from Portugal include dry table reds made form grapes that can also be used for Port production. These include Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao and Tinta Barroca; of these three, it is Tinta Nacional that produces the most powerful wines. These are big, ripe, modern red wines with moderate acidity. The best white wine in Portugal is Albarino, an aromatic, dry white with plenty of floral perfumes as well as white spice notes. These are lovely wines for shellfish or merelt for consumption on a hot summer's day. Vinho Verde - literally "green wine" - is a lighter, dry to off dry white that is refreshing and down to earth; it pairs well with simple salads and seafood. Finally there is Madeira, a fortified wine from the eponymous island in the Atlantic. Examples of Madeira have been known to age for more than one hundred years and in a few examples, even two centuries

Top Picks for Portugal

Rosé Wine

Mateus 2020 Dry Rosé Portugal
85 points
$12
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon candies and granny smith apple with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish with accents of white cherries and cranberries with papery tannins and no oak flavor. A subtle and quaffable Rosé for hot days.
Mateus 2019 Dry Rosé Portugal
85 points
$12
Pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry preserve and watermelon with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length hints of celery and orange zest finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, light and cheery Rosé that refreshes.
Fiuza 2019  Tejo
84 points
$20
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas of red cassis and pico de gallo with a silky, crisp, dryish thin body and a smooth, easy rhubarb and cranberry finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean Rosé for sipping and pairing.