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Azores Wine Co., “Rosé Vulcanico”Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 2018 (750mL)

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Azores Wine Co., “Rosé Vulcanico” Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 2018 (750mL)

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If a name like “Rosé Vulcanico” doesn’t intrigue you, then we’re speaking different languages. I wouldn’t hesitate to label this among the most esoteric, mineral-evocative rosés on the planet. Coming from the tiny island of Pico, part of the larger Azores, this is an electrifying, palate-rocking rosé born from vines that grow in volcanic basalt soils 150 feet away from the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most remote wine regions on earth, the Azores lie roughly 1,000 miles off the shore of Portugal and each sip of this rosé reverberates with notes of that salty, volcanic-dominated clime. Comprised of four indigenous Portuguese varieties, the grapes are sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, and only the precious, gently-pressed free-run juice is used. A short maturation in stainless steel serves to preserve the wine’s powerful terroir imprint. In short: this is an exotic rosé for those who want minerality over fruit!

  • CountryPortugal
  • RegionThe Azores
  • Sub-RegionPico
  • SoilBlack Volcanic Basalt
  • FarmingSustainable
  • Blend25% Saborinho, 25% Agronomica, 25% Aragones, 25% Touriga Nacional
  • Alcohol11.5%
  • Temp.Serve at 50° F
  • GlasswareAll-Purpose
  • DrinkingNow-2022
  • PairingCalarami with Chorizo & Artichoke

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