Rufia Rosé 2018

Winery João Tavares Wines

Region Dão, Portugal

Grapes Rufete 70%, Touriga Nacional 30%
ProfileFresh fruit, bright aromatics, lots of strawberry and blueberry notes with fresh herbs and underbrush. Low alcohol yet medium bodied and dense flavor profile.
Grape GrowingSoil are mainly granite bedrock with clay, limestone, and some schist. Soil allows longer growing cycle and a slow ripeness which aids in deeper more intense wine. Vines are trained with a mixed system of cordon and double guyot. Organically farmed grapes, with some biodynamic principles being implemented. Use of green harvesting and crop thinning which results in a yield of 3 tons per hectare. Biodiversity includes chamomile, clover, serradella, grass and lavenders. Vineyards are surrounded with oaks and eucalyptus and a rich culture of birds, bees, ants and earthworms.
WinemakingManually harvested in 15kg boxes then the grapes are co-fermented on the same day. Wine spends 4-6 days on the skins and spontaneously ferments in open, non-temp controlled stainless steel tanks until the wine is perfect.
More About the WineThis is the first vintage of Rufia Rosé. Joao decided to make it when he saw the Touriga Nacional was developing perfectly to make a crisp and fresh style.

Wine Data



TA5,5 g/L

RS0,8 g/l

Sulfur35ppm ( 22ppm free)

SoilClay/shale, marine sediments

Altitude550m (1804.46 feet)

Vineyard Age5 years

Production Size3000 bottles

PairingPoached salmon, Berries, Tonkatsu Ramen, Schi Soup, Toro Tuna, Strawberry Shortcake Cuisines: American, Russian, Japanese

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