2018 Touriga RoseMacanitaDouro Valley, Portugal$19.99
One of our best selling rose wines last summer! Macanita’s Touriga Nacional em Rose is an exuberant, juicy glass of summertime, crafted from the “king of Portuguese grapes,” Touriga Nacional. Most often used to craft ripe, rich reds, in rosé form, Touriga showcases its floral and mineral side in exceedingly refreshing fashion. Minimal maceration and careful, slow cold fermentation yield a wine which is classic Touriga, yet completely new.
The 2017 scored a nice 90 points, here is the tasting note, but keep in mind the 2018 is a better growing season.
The 2017 Touriga Nacional em Rosé is very dry and comes in at 13% alcohol. This is filled with flavor, and does not have a hint of sweet or fruity, let alone candied. Aromatic and exuberant otherwise. This is a nice value.