Origin: Douro Valley, Portugal
Varietals: Viosinho, Goiveio, and Arinto.
Still largely unexplored, the terroir in the Douro offers incredible opportunity. None more so than La Rosa’s, whose vines rise dramatically out of the river with the imposing Vale do Inferno vineyard, and climb steadily upwards to top out at 5oom with Lamelas, whose magnificent views overlook the very heart of the region. The estate’s grapes are category A – the very best the Douro has to offer.
Schist and granite soils along with the extremely varied topography enable the white wines to have remarkable acidity, minerality, and freshness. La Rosa’s whites are characterised by their floral, citric notes and balanced fruit.
Elegant, full of energy and complexity, Tim combines richness with an incredible freshness. It is certainly a wine Tim Bergqvist would have been proud of.