Conde de Vimioso Colheita Selecionada Rose 2011, regional Tejo
Tasted October 2012
Grapes - Fernão Pires and Arinto
Appearance - clear and bright lemon colour with just a small amount of tears.
Nose - clean, youthful, very straight forward fruity aromas of medium intensity that resemble ripe but fresh peach, some pear, just a trace of lemon and a slight flowery undertone.
Palate - dry, medium acidity that manages to refresh the palate, medium alcohol level and a medium plus body. Flavours not as ripe as the nose hinted, defined notes of green pear and apple, some stone fruit like peach but more resembling its peel, a little tropical note of pineapple and lots of flowery perfumed notes. Medium length.
Conclusions (14/20) - a competent wine with good quality. Smooth and soft palate with no edges, a bit flat in fact, shows a fair amount of fruit concentration with acceptable length. Not in love with the excessive flowery notes. Would be great to have some extra acidity to enjoy its juicy character. Doesn't pack the punch of its rosé brother, nevertheless it shows some good value for money. To drink thoughtlessly, right away, not intended for ageing.