Mateus Dry Rose 2019
Inside this stylish, gently curved bottle shape you will find lively flavors of red berry fruits on the palate, a bouquet of alluring floral notes and a chic pink hue borrowed from the most picturesque summer sunset.
Mateus Dry Rose is the ideal pairing with fresh salads, seafood, grilled vegetables, light summer pastas, cold turkey & chicken along with soft and semi-hard cheeses.
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In 1942, Fernando van Zeller Guedes's, Sogrape founder and visionary, created the first Rosé wine from Portugal. Mateus is sold in a curved bottle that was inspired by the flasks used by soldiers in the First World War. Since its launch, Mateus has always stood for quality and consistency.
Fernando van Zeller Guedes's tenacity and innovative marketing could be considered the original influencer campaign. Two bottles were sent to every Portuguese Ambassadors around the world – one for you and one for your friend to help spread the word about Mateus Rosé.
After 75 years as the global Portuguese leader in Rosé, Mateus continues to innovate with Mateus Dry Rosé. From its provenance to its unique bottle design, this new wine pays homage to its history with an updated bottle shape, new label design and a new wine style that is drier and paler to better serve the new American palate. The new wine is vintage aged to ensure freshness and is now made from Baga and Shiraz grapes.
Best known for intense, impressive and age-worthy fortified wines, Portugal relies almost exclusively on its many indigenous grape varieties. Bordering Spain to its north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean on its west and south coasts, this is a land where tradition reigns supreme, due to its relative geographical and, for much of the 20th century, political isolation. A long and narrow but small country, Portugal claims considerable diversity in climate and wine styles, with milder weather in the north and significantly more rainfall near the coast.
While Port (named after its city of Oporto on the Atlantic Coast at the end of the Douro Valley), made Portugal famous, Portugal is also an excellent source of dry red and white wines of various styles.
The Duoro Valley produces full-bodied and concentrated dry red wines made from the same set of grape varieties used for Port, which include Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Spain’s Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão, among a long list of others in minor proportions.
Other dry wines include the tart, slightly effervescent Vinho Verde white wine, made in the north, and the bright, elegant reds and whites of the Dão as well as the bold, and fruit-driven reds and whites of the southern, Alentejo.
The nation’s other important fortified wine, Madeira, is produced on the eponymous island off the North African coast.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.