Quinta de la Rosa White Port
Quinta de la Rosa White Port is a first class aperitif wine, a beautiful amber/honey colour, it shows excellent fruit on the palate, but at the same time has a long relatively dry finish.
The first pressings of the white grapes are taken off to be made into white wine. When the pH starts to rise, the last approximately 10% of the juice is drawn off into stainless steel vats, to be made into white port. When the fermenting juice reaches 1º Beaume, brandy is added to stop the fermentation.
Quinta de la Rosa has been in the Bergqvist family since 1906, although they have been in the port trade as shippers under the family name, Feueheerd, since 1815. It currently has around 55 hectares under vine and produces around 80,000 litres of port and 300,000 litres of table wine each year.
Quinta de la Rosa was given as a christening present for Claire Feueheerd, Sophia’s grandmother, in 1906. Claire’s father, Albert, ran the family port shipping company, Feueheerds. Albert was a real pioneer and was one of the first shippers to make ‘Single Quinta’ port from La Rosa’s grapes.
He was repsonsible for building Vale do Inferno’s vineyards with some of the highest, most impressive walls in the Douro. He also built an adega with 8 lagares and started buying grapes in from local producers and making port at La Rosa. This enabled Albert to retain the quality in production. At this time, most port was made by small farmers in their own lagares.
Starting in the early 1990s, the Bergqvist family were one of the pioneers in taking red wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la Rosa’s wines, both red and white, have won many accolades in the press and are sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world.
Since 2002, Jorge Moreira, one of the finest wine makers in Portugal, has been making wines at La Rosa. La Rosa celebrated its 30th anniversary since it restarted in 2018 with the launch of its 30 year Tawny. Unfortunately Tim, the founder, died in the same year but was able to have seen and appreciated La Rosa’s recent successes.
Quinta de la Rosa White Port – Hay Wines
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