Nortico Rose (Provence Style) 2014
Alvarelhao and pedral contribute freshness and complexity and vinhao brings volume and weight. On the nose, bright red berry and watermelon fruit are complemented by saline minerality. On the palate it is light, fresh, and delicate with mouthwatering red fruit and refreshing acidity.
40% Alvarelhao, 40% Pedral, 20% Vinhao. Bottled by Eng. N1215 (AKA Companyia de Vinos del Atlantico). Nortico Rose is produced on the south bank of the Minho river in plots so small they are called "jardins," or gardens. Soils here are granite and schist, and, though it sees a lot of rainfall (up to 2,000 mm, annually) the inland area is warmer than the coast, allowing for perfect maturation and balance in the fruit. Historically, this area has been best known for reds, producing light aromatic reds locally called palhete. This Rose evokes that style.