This Rosé breaks the sweet, plain “wine cooler” mold and embraces the stylish, savory and bold fruity end of the wine spectrum.
Casal Garcia was born in a year in which the vintage was particularly good. Returning by train from the grape harvest in the Douro, the French oenologist Eugène Hélisse decided to interrupt his journey to Oporto after passing the vines of the Quinta da Aveleda, in Penafiel. Dressed in white, and with a straw hat to ward off the heat of the end of summer, he began to walk towards the property’s cellar. He went in, introduced himself and insisted on speaking to the owner, Roberto Guedes.
The Vinho Verde region is an area rich in viticultural history. Roman literature has made reference to grape vines growing between the Douro and Minho rivers. The first records of wine being exported from the region are dated back to the 12th Century.
Pairs well with Italian dishes, light salads, or tapas like “gambas alajillo.”