Made from organically farmed grapes from the Vilariça Valley (Douro, Portugal), where the Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão varieties are picked at an optimum level of ripeness (a little earlier than for other wines) to ensure a favourable balance between the natural grape sugars and acids. These varieties have complementary characteristics, ideally suited for this style of rosé wine, bringing together fresh aromas, vivid fruit flavours and an elegant texture. A great wine for informal drinking, particularly during warmer weather.
Since 1999, Altano has been the flagship brand for the table wines produced by Symington Family Estates, famous for producing Port & with over a century’s expertise of winemaking in the Douro Valley. Originally famous for the production of Port, the Douro is increasingly becoming known for its high quality red & white wines. In 1979 the demarcated region of the Douro was granted its Denomination of Origin for table wine, & since then both the production & quality of table wines have increased dramatically. It is now apparent that this region is capable of producing wines that can rival the very best in the world, & due to the unique terroir & grape varieties they have a highly distinctive character & style not to be found elsewhere.