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Wine from Quinta de la Rosa

Wine from Quinta de la Rosa

The terroir in the Douro offers incredible opportunity. None more so than La Rosa’s whose ideal location a mere 2km from Pinhão in the epicentre of the Cima Corgo sub-region, is home to some of the region’s finest vineyards. They rise dramatically out of the river with the imposing Vale do Inferno vineyard and climb majestically up to an altitude of 400m with Lamelas, whose magnificent views overlook the very heart of the region. The estate’s grapes are all category A – the very best the Douro has to offer.


The 62 hectares of vine are perfectly nestled on the north bank of the river and have been systematically replanted to ensure optimal balance and complexity. The morning sun, along with the schist soils and extremely varied topography give each vineyard their own distinct characteristics that enable our rich, full bodied wines to have remarkable acidity, minerality, and freshness. And it is this for which La Rosa has become renown; elegant wines that express terroir in bottle with out too much extraction, tannin, or oak.

The vast majority of our production is red wine and port. However, in recent years Douro whites have really come into focus and have grown in stature. La Rosa’s whites are characterised by their remarkable freshness and minerality that belie the valley’s extreme heat. Going forward we are committed to continuous experimentation and improvement of our whites, as a result, in 2019 we replanted 2.3 hectares of Cerejinha vineyard with Alvarinho, Arinto and, Gouveio.

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Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2017

Opaque color. Very rich, dark chocolate aromas with some black cherry and mature fruit coming through. There is also a pleasing freshness to the port originating from its floral and cistus (rockrose) bouquet. The Quinta de la Rosa Vintage 2017 is a powerful wine with much potential but at the same time elegant and generous on the palate. Full of flavors, very complex with fine tannins that gives the wine a nobility and persistence. A great vintage made to give pleasure now and in the next few decades.


The 2017 Vintage Port was bottled a few weeks before tasting after spending 18 months in used tonels. It is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, coming in with 98 grams per liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully aromatic and filled with flavor, this got plenty of aeration and didn't blink even a little. It was still vibrant and expressive. Aeration only made it more tannic. It is also delicious. This is potentially a great Port, and it seems like the best I've seen from La Rosa. This is sort of approachable in the near future, but it really needs (at least) a decade of cellaring. It has a lot of muscle and should age well.

-Wine Advocate 95 Points

Very floral in profile, with violet and lilac accents leading off, followed by a decidedly red-fruit spectrum of raspberry, cherry and red currant coulis flavors that race throughout. Has grip, but this is more reliant on acidity, showing a nearly piercing feel as the tightly focused finish zips along, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Delightfully idiosyncratic. Best from 2033 through 2050. 112 cases imported. — JM

-Wine Spectator 95 Points

This is a rounded Port, showing layers of black fruits, ripe tannins and spice. At the same time, it does have a solid structure that will allow it to age. The acidity comes through at the end. Drink from 2028. 

-Wine Enthusiast 95 Points 

 Wine Advocate: 95 Wine Enthusiast: 95 Wine Spectator: 95
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