Croft Pink Porto Rose Portugal dessert wine 750 ml

$19.99

“Original, unique and innovative, croft pink was the first ever rosé port, and is still today, the one rosé port that springs to mind. With vibrant flavours of ripe cherry and raspberry, with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit, and a dry, very attractive finish. a versatile alternative, to enjoy on a refined occasion or in a more relaxed way.

Wine Enthusiast: Bright pink in color, this is a fruity as much as rich wine. It has freshness, cherry flavors with acidity and an intensely candied, honey-sweet finish. It’s complete enough to drink by itself.” – ROGER VOSS Wine Enthusiast

Pink Port Cocktails

BUBBLES & PINK

3 oz chilled Croft Pink

4 oz chilled Champagne (or Prosecco)

1/2 oz Cointreau

2 dashes Bitters

Build in a champagne flute.  Lemon twist garnish

SUNSET

2 oz Croft Pink

1 oz Gin

2 dashes Reagans Orange Bitters

3 oz Ginger Beer

Build in an ice filled highball glass. Mint sprig garnish

PALOMA ROSA 

1 oz Croft Pink

1 1/2 oz White Tequila

2 oz Grapefruit juice

1/2 oz  Lime Juice

1 oz Soda Water

dash of simple syrup as needed depending on sweetness of grapefruit

Stir over ice in a mixing glass and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Lime wedge garnish

 

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Description

“Croft Pink is a new style of port wine that was developed by winemaker David Guimarens in 2008. The category, which has been termed pink porto or rosé port, is a pink colored port wine that is smooth, crisp and expresses an intensely fruity style. It was the first rose port ever produced.

Croft is the oldest port house still operating in Portugal. Its history dates back to 1588. Today it is part of the Taylor-Fladgate Partnership, one of Portugal’s leading port producers.

Croft pink is produced from a mix of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela. These are the same varieties that used in Croft’s traditional ports.

The light pink color is achieved by leaving the juice on the skins for a maximum of 12 hours. The lightly colored pink juice is then drawn off and subjected to a 7-day cool fermentation. The production process mimics the treatment of a non-wooded white wine and is designed to capture the rich fruit flavors of port without the powerful, astringent, tannic character typical of Douro grapes.

Like traditional port, the wine is fortified with grape neutral spirits to an ABV of 19.5%. The alcohol is added prior to the completion of the fermentation in order to preserve some of the grape’s natural sugars.” Forbes Magazine

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in