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Quinta das Arcas 'Arca Nova' Rose, Vinho Verde, Portugal

Quinta das Arcas 'Arca Nova' Rose, Vinho Verde, Portugal

"Vibrant Refreshment: Arca Nova Rosé - A Vinho Verde Marvel"

History and Pedigree:

Quinta das Arcas, a beacon of innovation and quality in the Vinho Verde region, was established in the early 1980s by Esteves Monteiro. The foundation was laid through rigorous vineyard restructuring and modern agricultural practices initiated a decade prior. Esteves Monteiro's vision brought the first Arca Nova wines to market, setting a precedent for excellence. Over the years, the winery has committed to quality and environmental stewardship, producing its first certified organic wine in 2012. Expanding to the Alentejo region underlines the winery's ambition and dedication to crafting superior wines across Portugal's diverse terroirs.

Production Highlights:

Arca Nova Rosé is a distinctive expression of the Vinho Verde region, crafted from a blend of Espadeiro and Touriga Nacional grape varieties. This rosé introduces a new concept to the category, marrying the lively red fruit and berry aromas with Vinho Verde's hallmark freshness and vivacity. Overseen by winemakers Fernando Machado and Henrique Lopes, the wine undergoes meticulous production processes to ensure a balance of alcohol and acidity, complemented by a subtle effervescence that accentuates its freshness.

Product Details:

  • Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Grape Varieties: Espadeiro and Touriga Nacional
  • Alcohol Content (%vol): 11.5%
  • Residual Sugar (g/L): 8
  • Total Acidity (g/L): 6.5
  • Year: 2021
  • Winemakers: Fernando Machado and Henrique Lopes
  • Awards: Bronze at London Wine Competition 2019, Silver at Wine Master Challenge 2019, Silver at Concurso da Região dos Vinhos Verdes 2018

Sensory Perception:

The Arca Nova Rosé captivates with its clear, bright framboise color, promising a sensory delight. Its aroma bursts with freshness, featuring strawberries and raspberries intermingled with currant and hints of lime, leading to a flavor profile that balances sweetness and acidity perfectly. The light fizz adds an extra dimension of freshness, making each sip a refreshing experience.

Pairings and Occasions:

Arca Nova Rosé is versatile, making it a perfect accompaniment to various dishes. Its freshness and light effervescence pair splendidly with seafood, creamy pasta dishes, and summer salads. It's also an excellent choice for social gatherings, serving as a delightful aperitif or a companion to light appetizers. Whether enjoying a quiet sunset or celebrating with friends, Arca Nova Rosé brings a touch of Vinho Verde's unique charm to any occasion.

Legacy and Innovation:

Quinta das Arcas's journey, from its humble beginnings to becoming a reference point in both the Vinho Verde and Alentejo regions, underscores a commitment to quality, innovation, and harmony with nature. Arca Nova Rosé, with its awards and accolades, is a testament to the winery's dedication to excellence. Antonio Esteves Monteiro's vision of creating wines that evoke new emotions through fresh and intense aromas is realized with each bottle of Arca Nova Rosé, inviting wine enthusiasts to explore the rich tapestry of Portuguese winemaking.

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