La Rosa Reserva, Quinta de la Rosa, 2017

£38.75 GBP

 Quinta de La Rosa is a small estate in the Douro in central Portugal, it is family owned and run by two generations with the guidance of talented winemaker Jorge Moreira since 2002. 
The naturally high banks of the Douro can create different micro climates, Quinta de La Rosa is one of the only Quintas to have a vineyard that goes from the river, up 450 meters. It goes through 11 different micro climates, this give the winemaker the ability to create all different styles of wine and more creative blends evening in challenging vintages.
A classic blend of Douro varieties make up the large blend, the heart of the wine is Touring Nacional with the rest being a mixed field blend. It has the balance which most Douro producers are try to create, it a deep and dark wine with lots of plum and black cherry. Its the wines refreshing acidity and herbal notes that make this more accessible and food friendly.