The Rosé wine production of Portugal
first commenced in the north and has reached great international
popularity with the export of the labels Abadia Velha, Casal
Mendes, Chafrariz dos Frades, Mateus Rosé, Topázio, Gatão,
Lancers Rosé and Vinha Lomeda. The first label
originating from the north at Vila Real and the last label from
the region of Setúbal below the capital of Lisbon. Local producers
can be found throughout the wine growing regions and their rosé
wine is light to the taste, fresh and suggestively sweet to drink
- making it a very undemanding wine to accompany a range of dishes.
Some labels to look out for are Herdade da Figueirinha, Quinta
da Pellada and Quinta do Perdigão.
The area of Borba and Reguengos in the region of the Alentejo have
recently taken to also producing a Rosé wine under the labels of
adegaborba.pt and Vinha da Defesa.
The Algarve wines have appeared again on the market with a new Rosé
wine named Vida Nova.