POEIRA – QUINTA DE LA ROSA – douROSA ROUGE 2015
Note de dégustation: robe rubis. Sur les fruits rouges et les herbes sauvages. Un vin d’expression simple, gourmand et juteux sur le fruit mais aux antipodes des vins industriels et on peut relativement aisément deviner sa provenance.
VIN : douROSA ROUGE 2015
The 2015 Tinto douROSA is the winery’s entry-level red, an unoaked blend of 52% Touriga Nacional, with the rest from a field blend. The winery said that the 2015s are « marginally lighter in style than normal » from the higher vineyards involved (mostly Cerejinha), which they say matches the style of this light and easy wine. One thing they did not mention, though, is how the 2015s provide vivid and defined flavors without skimping on concentration. So, too, here. This is arguably the best douRosa that I’ve had. This is even a bit tightly wound just now, giving it a rather serious feel, at least for the moment. Its calling card is the brilliant fruit, though. It is simply bursting with flavor, always fresh and always lifted, but never candied or syrupy. This is a classic « summer red, » as I like to call them these days. It helps that it comes in at a very nice price, too. Have your expectations in order, of course. It is a wine meant to be drunk young. It will not really ever acquire complexity. It isn’t big on concentration or pure power. It is more likely to go down than up if you age it for several years. Drink it young (and maybe a bit cool), however, so that you let it do what it does best and it will seem glorious at its peak. Crack it this summer, maybe next, no matter how long it theoretically lasts. Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 89/100.