Quinta de la Rosa’s Ruby Port is unique in that it comes from A graded grapes all grown on the Quinta. Most other ruby blends come from further down the river closer to Regua where there is higher rainfall and most grapes are B to D quality so the resulting port tends to be less concentrated. Many customers told us that our ruby was ‘too good to be called a ruby port’ so we christened it with the name “Lote 601” taken from lote or blending number we use for the ruby. Some of our ruby is still made in the traditional way — trodden in granite lagares.
It is rich with vibrant color, great depth, body and fruit, with a long finish. Like all La Rosa Ports, not too sweet. it should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.
Th is Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting. Th is Port can be served as an aperitif or aft er dinner. Try it chilled, on the rocks or with a mixer.