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Azores Wine Co., “Rosé Vulcanico”Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 2019 (750mL)

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Azores Wine Co., “Rosé Vulcanico” Pico Island, Azores, Portugal 2019 (750mL)

“Far off the European coastline, jutting out of the Atlantic Ocean’s vast expanse, lies the exotic archipelago of Azores. This volcanic-built island chain is home to today’s tiny-production rosé, a wine that represents the very essence of minerality and refreshment.”

If a name like “Rosé Vulcanico” doesn’t intrigue you, then we’re speaking different languages. This is 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
  • RegionAzores Islands
  • Sub-RegionPico
  • SoilBlack Volcanic Basalt
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendSaborinho 25%, Agronómica 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%, Aragonez 25%
  • Alcohol13%
  • Temp.Serve at 45-50° F
  • GlasswareAll-Purpose
  • DrinkingNow
  • DecantingOptional
  • PairingBouillabaise

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