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2010 Herdade do Esporao Rose "Defesa Rose"

Esporao 2010 Defesa Rose

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Defesa Rose"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: Aragones & Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $12

Cases produced: 11,000

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: July 16, 2011

Wine Review: This maraschino cherry red colored wine opens with a mild floral bouquet with a hint of tangerine. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, crisp, and slightly tangy. The flavor profile is a mild tangerine with hints of minerality and mild green pear. The finish is rather dry and refreshing. This well-priced rose from Portugal would pair well with grilled fish. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Lively pink colour. Fruity aroma with cherry and blackberry notes. Intense elegant palate with minty notes, fresh, balanced and persistent. Best with Asian foods and typical sausages. It is also an excellent aperitif.

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