The Original Rose Wine
Wine of Portugal
- Suitable for Vegetarians
Youthful and fresh wine with a touch of sparkle and lovely hints of red fruit
Type of Closure: Screwcap
Current Vintage: NV
Producer: Sogrape Vinhos, S.A.
Grape Variety: Baga, Rufete, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Winemaker: Miguel Pessanha
Agent: Liberty Wines
Vinification Details: Fermentation is carried out slowly, with no skins, in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 16 degree C. Fining is followed by cold stabilisation, after which the wine is filtered and bottled. A blend of Baga, Rufete, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca, the wine wears its 15 grams of residual sugar well, as the balance with the acidity is cleverly done to give a wine that, if tasted blind, would surprise many.
History: The Mateus brand was established in 1942 by Fernando Van Zeller Guedes. The brand is most famous for its Mateus Rose in the iconic flask-shaped bottle, designed to replicate soldiers' hip flasks in World War I. Today, the wine making is looked after by Miguel Pessanha, who has a Masters in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. His strong focus on quality wine making has contributed to the continuing sales growth for what is one of the UK's best-selling rose.
Regional Information: Miguel sources grapes from throughout Portugal, but Mateus is based primarily on the Baga grape, which is the principal variety in Bairrada, where the winery is situated.
Alcohol By Volume: 11
Tasting Notes: Mateus Rose Original has an attractive pink hue. It has fresh acidity with an intense bouquet of red berries and a delicate floral note. On the palate, it is well balanced and has a soft and slightly fizzy finish
Ingredients and AllergensContains Sulphites
Handling and CookingThis wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to < >