Wine Dão Ref: 0012

Rosé 2015 – 90 Pontos por Mark Squires/ Robert Parker

pipas roseperd

“The 2015 Rosé is a blend of 40% Tinta Roriz, 35% Jaen, 15% Touriga Nacional and 10% Alfrocheiro. It is increasingly common with pinks to see just a little wood to flesh the wine out a bit rather than alter flavor. Here, about 25% of the juice was in used French barriques for one month. As always, these come with beautiful art on the label from artist Vanessa Chrystie. It is almost a shame to open the bottle and spoil the image. On the other hand, 2015 so far has been very kind to Rosés. So, too, here. It is very definitely worth drinking. The wood is just a touch obvious at first, but it fades fast. It also gives this a solid demeanor. This just feels substantial. Close your eyes, drink it warm and you might think it is a red, on the lighter side, but nonetheless. As this warmed, it seemed ever more brooding and substantial. I liked it more and more. That is a good sign for a Rosé. The finish adds a hint of beef for complexity. There is a little bit of flint, too. This is a Rosé–dry, concentrated and serious–that probably is best used with food. It is very well done. There were 9,500 bottles produced.”