Product Type: Sogrape Wine
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Mateus Rose Wine
Member Name: bringingsexyback
Advantages: Tastes very light and refreshing and it can be drunk with lots of different foods
Disadvantages: There are no disadvantages
WHAT IS IT?
Light rose wine with an alcohol content of 11%. It is a very traditional wine and I remember my mother drinking it when I was a child.
Mateus Rose wine is light and refreshing, it tastes fruity and sweet but is sophisticated and retains a certain dry element. There is a fruity after taste but that doesn't last or very long and leaves my mouth feeling very fresh and clean. I used to drink it as a spritzer in the summer but found wines that were better suited because when diluted the flavour of this wine turns very weak.
WHAT I THINK
I like to drink this wine with meals because the light flavour goes well with any foods apart from heavy spicy flavours. I like to drink it with my regular noodle dish from the Chinese restaurant because this is how my mother always drank hers, the light flavour and texture of the wine cleanses the palate after greasy and oily oriental foods. My favourite sit down Chinese restaurant serves Mateus Rose and that confirms that it is very good with Chinese food.
It has got a bit of a creamy flavour when I swallow it but that doesn't make it feel heavy at all and it helps the fruity after taste to come though and makes it a wine that you can drink in the summer or the winter. It's not sickly and has a beautiful smell that is mainly of strawberries but I can also smell flowers, this isn't in the taste but it makes me want to smell my wine before I drink it.
I last drank Mateus Rose on Monday with a cod and prawn seafood stew and it was perfect as it always is with fish. It is delicate in flavour so doesn't cover the largely tasteless fish but complimented the spicy seafood sauce I had made to go with it.
The bottle is also very unique and it brings back memories every time I see it because it has not changed since I was a small child.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Summary: This is a traditional wine that tastes delicious