Nortico Rosé is produced on the south bank of the Minho River in plots so small they are called jardins, or gardens. Soils here are granite and schist, and, though it sees a lot of rainfall (up to 2,000mm, annually) the inland area is warmer than the coast, allowing for perfect maturation and balance in the fruit. Historically, this area has been best known for reds, producing light aromatic reds locally called Palhete. This rosé evokes that style.
Alvarelhão and Pedral contribute freshness and complexity and Vinhao brings volume and weight. On the nose, bright red berry and watermelon fruit are complemented by saline minerality. On the palate, light, fresh and delicate, with mouthwatering red fruit and refreshing acidity. Nortico Rosé is dangerously easy to drink on its own, but complements all manner of shellfish, seafood, and simple cheese dishes.