Porta da Ravessa Rose – Wine Review
Porta da Ravessa is one of those Portuguese wines you see everywhere, from the tiniest of shops to the big supermarkets, and in all kinds of restauranta. It is cheap (under 2 euros), and dependable, and available in both red and white – neither of which would offend given the price, as both are very drinkable.
Now, as is in the case of Monsaraz, a rose has been added to the range. If it works in the same way as the Monsaraz, it will only be available during the summer months – time will tell.
You may not be able to quite see from the picture, but this rose is a wonderful colour, which my wife informs me I should refer to as “cerise.” The taste is….dangerous….it goes down far too easily, not because it is either sweet or fruity, it’s more….juicy, with a cranberry and raspberry taste.
We will be stocking up. At 2.19€ it is a bit of a bargain, and a perfect barbecue accompaniment. In fact, it may have nudged my previous favourite, out of the way with it´s mouthfilling juiciness! I may have to drink plenty of both in the coming weeks though, just to make sure….