On a snowy yet dreary afternoon I decided to give a pour to Gazela Rosé to accompany light snacks and hopefully bring a glimmer of brightness. Gazela Rosé is produced at the Azevedo Manor Estate, purchased by Sogrape in 1982 and located in the Vinho Verde region near Barcelo in northwest Portugal. Bottled immediately after fermentation to ensure freshness, the grapes are a blend of traditional Portugues varietals.
Coral pink in colour with aromas of strawberry and wet river stones. Strawberry and pink grapefruit flavours sparkled in the slightly fizzy body, whilst grapefruit and clean minerals comprised the zippy finish. Fresh and fruity with a modest alcohol content, this is a bright, perky glass great for sipping on its own or with light dishes and appetizers. [And a great value!]
Winemakers blend of Baga, Rufete, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Bottled by Sogrape Vinhos