Due to the unusually hot October weather (almost 90 degrees here today!), I wanted an unusual wine that I could have chilled. After spending only several minutes in the air-conditioned wine store this afternoon, I found exactly that. This rosé from Portugal caught my eye first with its flask-shaped bottle, and then with the cheap price tag: 4 bucks! The bottle wasn’t pretty, but just as we shouldn’t be judging wine by the price, we also don’t need to be judging a book by the cover, or in this case, a wine by the bottle. Served very cold (recommended), this wine had a delightful pink tone, a clean, crisp taste, and a very pleasant bubbly texture. This cheap, sweet, refreshing wine really hit the spot tonight. Although I will be keeping a bottle or two of this wine to enjoy all year round, it almost makes me sad to see summer go.
sweet fresh sugary to the nose hints of grapefruit and roses! petillant grapefruit with a grapefruit seed (chewed) aftertaste. best rally cold.
Mateus Rosé Tempranillo