Quinta de la Rosa "Lote 601" Ruby (500ml)

SKU #1117366 Wine Spectator

 Features a supple, mouthfilling spiciness, with red currant and wild herb notes. Hints of cinnamon and paprika appear on the mineral-infused finish. Drink now. (Web-2013)

K&L Notes

Quinta de la Rosa is one of the few independent and family-owned Port houses still in operation today. They own 55 hectares and produce primarily table wine and olive oil. They only make about 5,000 cases of Port wine each year from estate-grown A-graded vines. While most Port wine produced at the Ruby level use vines graded B to D from lower down the Douro river, Quinta de la Rosa uses A-graded vines, making their Ruby exceptionally unique. A blend of 3 to 4 year-old stocks aged in a mix of stainless steel and huge barrels, this is deep purple in color and loaded with fresh berry fruit flavors. It has a mild sweet tone but never goes to the heavy side of Ruby. (Keith Mabry, K&L Wine Merchants)

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