"Very pale oeil-de-perdrix. With a nose of rosewater and red cherry skin, this rosé from the Minho region of Portugal is on the lighter end of the rosé spectrum. With a slightly spritzy mouth feel, it offers faint watermelon and cherry flavors on a light weight palate. The perfect sipping rosé to have by the pool on a hot summer day; serve with ice and a sprig of mint for a refreshing wine cooler. 75% Souzão, 15% Borracal and 10% Espadeiro aged on the lees for 4 months. The Adega de Lima is a cooperative of about two thousand growers located in Portugal’s oldest town, the charming Ponte de Lima. Fernando Lemos Gonçalves de Lima and Rita da Silva Araujo are the winemakers. - Don WINKLER"
- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 88 pts
"The 2019 Vinho Verde Rose is a refreshing, crisp rosé that offers a blast of strawberry and raspberry fruits to go with bright acidity, medium-bodied richness, and solid kiss of carbonation that keeps it lively and refreshing. Drink it over the coming summer months."
"A refreshing, fruit forward, juicy effort that has a touch of effervescence, the 2015 Rose offers tons of ripe red fruits, flowers and spice in a medium-bodied, supple, ever so slighty off dry style. It will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table, and the sweetness will allow it to handle spicier foods as well. Drink it over the coming summer months. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 87 pts