Finest Reserve

PRESS

Acclaimed and awarded 92 points by Robert Parker - "...a stunning example of what can be achieved and found in non-vintage blends..."
 
Decanter Magazine also recommended our Finest Reserve awarding *** "Good, deep colour with good, fresh ripe fruit on the nose. Pure berry-fruit flavors on the palate backed by spicy tannins - Recommended 3 stars"
 
Richard Mayson in his latest book, Port and the Douro, classified La Rosa's Finest Reserve as First Division.
 

GRAPE VARIETIES

Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. 
 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

This Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting, delicious with dessert or cheese. 
 

TASTING NOTES

All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin.
 
A Vintage Character style blended port of great quality and complexity. Showing beautiful deep ruby colour with plenty of forward fruit, full bodied with a long dry finish. The slight dry finish is typical of La Rosa’s house style. 
 

PRODUCTION NOTES

This Port is made each year in the traditional manner trodden in granite lagares from grapes grown at Quinta de la Rosa. The Finest Reserve is then blended from our stocks of Port to produce a consistent quality, this blending occurs on a regular basis to ensure that stocks are always fresh. 
 

QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT

We practice a sustainable agricultural regime being part of ADVID & SATIVA.  We don’t use genetically modified organisms nor do we use animal products so vegetarians can drink our wines.  We recycle where possible and are HACCP & BRC rated.
 

MATURATION & BOTTLING

Ports from each year are stored and matured in our own lodge and it is from these stocks that we blend our Finest Reserve. The average age of the port in our Finest Reserve blend is about 6-7 years. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle.
 

 

 

 

 

Ageing: 
Up to 3 years
Production: 
Made regularly
Alcohol: 
19,5%
Total Acidity:
4,4 g/dm3
Volatile Acidity:
0,3 g/dm3
Ph: 
3,6
SO2:
110 mg/dm3
Residual sugars:
100-110 g/dm3