Never one to rest on her laurels, Sophia Bergqvist has invested significantly over the last few years at La Rosa with the construction of a new winery. New granite lagares, fermentation tanks and an automatic basket press have been purchased, a carefully thought out tasting room overlooking the Douro River has been constructed, an extensive area for entertaining has been created, as well as a number of apartments and guest rooms built to develop the tourism side of the business. You can’t help but be impressed with the scale of this project and admire Sophia Bergqvist’s vision for this family Quinta, whilst she has maintained the integrity of the old building and the charm of a family estate in the Douro.
Quinta de La Rosa La Rosa Branco 2018
Take the heat and sun of the Douro and somehow conjure up this elegant white. Light, floral aromas with quite ripe fruit, especially peach, becoming more obvious towards the end. Very elegant and soft on the palate with the same flavours apparent on the nose but more complex and slightly spicy. It is a wine full of flavours, fresh and young, ideal for hot summer days.
Grapes from old vines local to the region and often used for making into white port – Viosinho (45%), Rabigato (20%), Códega do Larinho (30%) and Gouveio. (5%). The wine was fermented in small stainless steel vats. Matured in old barrels.