Herdade Do Rocim 'Mariana' Rose Alentejano, Portugal 2019

Herdade Do Rocim 'Mariana' Rose Alentejano, Portugal 2019

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The name for this wine was inspired by the heroine of a 17th century love story, a nun named Mariana Alcoforado who fell for a French soldier, the Marquis of Chamilly. The couple's romance became famous when their love letters were later published, inspiring more than just whimsical rosé tributes we're sure.

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The grapes, Touriaga Nacional and Aragonez (aka Tempranillo) are organically grown and hand-harvested, then fermented with wild yeasts and bottled with minimal fining. All of which is to say, don't let the pale pink color fool you; there's care and complexity here. The palate is weighty with earth and minerality, alongside tart strawberries and pear flowers on the nose. A salty, stony finish lingers, and has kept this rosé on our minds since we tasted it! One of our favorites of the season so far.

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Food Ideas: boquerones on white bean toast, deviled eggs, fried calamari w/lemon aioli, shrimp in roasted tomato broth, summer mixed grills