It’s been a few weeks now since I last reviewed a Rosé, I have opened a few but none have inspired me to hit the keyboard and tell you about them, until now. The bottle in question is the Dāo Portuguese Vinho Rosé a blend of two native grapes Touriga Nacional and Tinto Roriz (aka Tempranillo).
What can you say about the weather here in the UK other than it’s unpredictable and we are currently going through a mini heatwave especially here in the south with temperatures in the 30’s, so what better time is there to break open a bottle of chilled Rosé and maybe something a little more unusual than a lot of the pink stuff that is around at the moment.
Dāo Indigena Rosé blend 2019
You’ve only got to look at the bottle to know this isn’t your run of the mill Rosé, with its broody label and equally broody colour. No flowery strawberries and cream here, this is pretty intense but still tasting fresh and flavoursome. Made with Portuguese grapes Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz (more familiarly known as Tempranillo). Pretty dry overall with Cherries dominating and perhaps a little spice popping up in the background. There is also a hint of earthiness from the muscular grapes involved here but don’t get me wrong this is still a bright tasting rosé, refreshing on a hot summers day and dangerously easy to drink.
Great with or without food but better with food I’d say. So If you want to try something a little different grab a bottle and sit back enjoy the sunshine and indulge yourself in something that’s just a little off the beaten track.