Mateus

, Portugal

For ‘The Original’ brand of rosé that first launched in 1942, Mateus is sprightly, vigorous and in rude health. Recognition and loyalty continue to grow and when you taste it, you'll see why: it is consistently fresh and well balanced.

The winemaking is looked after by Miguel Pessanha, who has a Masters in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. The Mateus style is based primarily on the Baga grape, which is the principal variety in the Bairrada region, where the winery is situated. This region also provides the Rufete and Touriga Franca grape varieties that add freshness and complexity to the Mateus blend due to their moderate alcoholic strength and balanced acidity.

Mateus Rosé Original has an attractive raspberry pink hue. It offers an intense nose of red berries and delicate floral notes. On the palate, it is light and well balanced with a soft effervescence and a hint of sweetness. It wears its 15 g/l of residual sugar well, as the balance with the acidity is cleverly done to give a wine that, if tasted blind, would surprise many.

Mateus Sparkling Brut Rosé is a delicate rose petal pink and is slightly drier than ‘The Original’ with 12 g/l residual sugar. Refined and crisp, this wine has aromas of red apples, pears, raspberries and floral nuances supported by a lively acidity.

 

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