Casal Sta Maria Mar de Rosas Rose Wine
Clean salmon color. Complex nose with Atlantic notes, red fruits, and French oak elegance. Refined and velvety flavor with salty notes and crunchy acidity. Long and intense finish.
WINEMAKING: Jorge Rosa Santos and António Figueiredo.
AWARDS / RATINGS:
- “A Escolha da Imprensa” 2020 – Grandes Escolhas Magazine
- “O Melhor de Portugal” 2020 – Grandes Escolhas Magazine
- 18,5/20 points – Fernando Melo
- 91/100 points – Aníbal Coutinho
Vintage: 2019 Region: Lisboa | Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Pinot Noir and Syrah | Alcohol: 12,5% | 750mL
Vineyard plots of Casal Sta. Maria, dedicated exclusively to the production of rosé, since 2017.
YEAR: 2019 was classified as a hot and dry year. The average values of maximum air temperature were almost always above the average, with the month of May being the one that stood out the most. Regarding the levels of precipitation, these were in most months lower than the normal values expected in the region. From a viticultural and oenological point of view, it is considered a year of low production, but of particularly good quality.
VINIFICATION: As in all the wines of Casal Sta. Maria, the harvest is always manual. In the winery, there is a huge effort to select the best bunches and grapes, followed by light pressing, avoiding any skin macerations. The juices decant for about 48 hours in stainless steel vats, subsequently starting fermentation in used and new French oak barrels of 225L and 500L. Finally, the wine ages in barrels for about 10 months with bâtonnage.