Quinta de La ROSA Reserva 2012

Ageing: Now-10 years
Production: 15,000 bottles
Alcohol: 14.5%


92 pts Wine Enthusiast Jan 2015
92 pts Wine Avocate/Robert Parker Jan 2015
91 pts Wine Spectator April 2015
GOLD Medal Berlin Wine Trophy March 2015

Grape Varieties

Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional with some Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa.

Serving suggestions

The wine would be best served with red meats and more powerful dishes. It also goes well with cheese, especially the Serra cheese found in Portugal.  It is a wine that can be drunk now or aged for up to 10 years.

Tasting Notes

On the palate, the wine is full bodied with seductive, soft tannins and a excellent freshness.  It is a Douro wine but much more elegant than usual but at the same time with a richness and complexity that has become famous in this region.  Still very young it will improve greatly from some bottle ageing.

Maturation and bottling

The wine was first trodden by foot in granite lagares and then fermented in small stainless steel vata.  Matured in Allier French oak casks, mainly Francois Freres, Taransaud and Seguin Moreau, before being bottled in September 2014.