Rosé 'La Galaxia', Quinta da Pellada, Dao, Portugal 2015

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Rosé 'La Galaxia', Quinta da Pellada, Dao, Portugal 2015

14.95

The wine business is full of reprehensible scoundrels. I was having lunch at a fish restaurant in Galicia with a group of Spanish winemakers, each of whom had brought a couple of bottles of their favourite wines to help us wash down the razor clams, octopus, tiger prawns, squid and oysters. During this ordeal, it is alleged that I agreed to buy 120 bottles of this rosé! Now, I may have been a little 'over-refreshed', but I maintain that I was press-ganged into this questionable contract, a nefarious piece of coercion not unlike 'taking the king's shilling', and I am absolutely delighted that I was! It's a gorgeous rosé, quite 'vinous' (as opposed to fruity), veering towards cherry and redcurrant (as opposed to strawberry), and has the silkiest of textures. It's a blend of Alfrocheiro (50%), Jaen (30%) and Baga (20%) made in the Dao region of Portugal by Bodega Zarate's winemaker, Eulogio Pomares. Very classy indeed and a definite cut above the rest. Drink now-2017.

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