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Rosé Vulcânico by Azores Wine Company 2019

Rosé Vulcânico

by Azores Wine Company 2019

Producer : Azores Wine Company

Region : Portugal (Portugal)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Ham, Soft Cheese, White Meat

Tasting Notes

Made by Antonio Maçanita, this is a micro-production wine from the tiny island of Pico in the Azores. It is grown in volcanic basalt at sea level, less than 50m from the Atlantic. This terroir and the varietal imbue this wine with incredible minerality and purity, as well as unmistakable salinity.

"Here's a lovely, dry, very pretty rose with subtle, complex aromas of strawberry/redcurrant and vague minerality. Flavours become more amplified on the palate where great acidity and some salty tang kick in. It is medium weight, dry, very even and firm, with stony/earthiness on the finish. The length is excellent."

92 points - David Lawrason, WineAlign, April 2020

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 92
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Azores Wine Company
Region Portugal (Portugal)
Alcohol 11.5% alc./vol.
Style Rose
Vintage 2019
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Agronomica, Aragonez, Saborinho, Touriga Nacional
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Ham, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Rosé
Wood Presence Unoaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $335.40

The Producer

Azores Wine Company

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there is an island nicknamed ‘The Island of Wine.’ Seriously. It is named Pico, after a beautiful and sometimes snow capped volcanic peak that dominates the landscape. This peak is the tallest point on a group of nine lush green islands known as the Azores. Winemaking came to the Azores soon after settlement began in the mid-15th century. This is a micro-production wine from the tiny island of Pico in the Azores. It is grown in volcanic basalt at sea level, less than 50m from the Atlantic. This terroir and the varietal imbue this wine with incredible minerality and purity, as well as unmistakable salinity.

Its winemaker Antonio Maçanita is known as one of the most dynamic winemakers in Portugal, after spending many years in Bordeaux, Australia and Napa Valley, he returned home to make his first wine at the age of 24. Antonio, has produced some of the most distinguished wines regarded by some of the most influential wine critics and scored countless world wine awards.

It's no surprise that today's winemaker of the moment, Antonio Maçanita earned winemaker of the year 2018 (Revista de Vinhos Magazine)  for his artisanal methodology and no doubt, produces some of the best wines the world has to offer!

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