Recommended Reviews Vol. 26 No. 06 Wine

Monte Velho Rosé 2021

Herdade Do Eesporão Monte Velho Rosé 2021

Herdade Do Esporão, whose history dates back over 750 years, has vineyards located in the Alentejo wine region, situated in the southern half of Portugal. Monte Velho means “old mound.” and refers to a high point on Herdade Do Esporão estate capped by the ancient square fortress depicted on the label. Blending is a significant part of wine production in Alentejo, and this rosé is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Tinta Caiada, Syrah, Trincadeira and Arinto, a white grape.  The wine is certified vegan by the European Vegetarian Union.

Nose: Floral, red berries, and pomegranate.
Palate: Aromas segue onto the palate with a nice balance of fruit and acidity. This wine is an easy sipper and perfect for those warm summer days.
Alcohol: 12.5%
SRP: $12
Pairings: Enjoy as an aperitif or with light fare.

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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