Looking for the perfect pick-me-up after a long day? Or a zippy lunchtime apéritif? Nothing beats gorgeously chilled rosé of the calibre of Albarrado. It comes from acclaimed Alentejo and is loaded with mouthwatering summer berry flavours.
In Portugal, the word 'Alentejo' on the label is seen as a mark of quality. It also usually denotes a red wine, because the region produces many of the nation's finest. But dig a little deeper ' which is what we love doing ' and it's possible to find gorgeous rosé here, too. Albarrada is a perfect example. It comes from Adega de Redondo, a state of the art cellar specialising in thrillingly fresh and fruity rosado. Although Portugal has many rare and unique grapes, this is made purely from Aragonez, which is the local name for Spain's noble Tempranillo (the variety that gives many a Rioja its fruity richness). Albarrada is bursting with strawberry and raspberry fruit. A lovely apéritif that's also a refreshing foil for piri piri chicken.