2016 was characterized by an extremely dry and mild winter, which was followed by prolonged, heavy rainfall and low temps until spring. These factors led to increased disease on the vine, especially mildew, and affected flowering in some areas, particularly those at lower altitude. These adverse conditions resulted in a marked reduction in the harvest. Summer was mild; spikes in temperature during the day and drops in temperature at night created the ideal conditions for a long and balanced maturation. This, in turn, produced wines of high quality. Produced from selected Touriga Nacional grapes that were hand-picked from the elevated regions of Quinta do Sairrão (Cima Corga). The grapes were softly crushed with their stems in a pneumatic press; the must separated. Long, cold decantation followed, alcoholic fermentation subsequently induced using selected yeasts at temperatures between 12°C-16°C. During the period between alcoholic fermentation and the preparation of the final blend, the wines destined for Vinha Grande Rosé 2016 were subject to numerous tests and careful selection that determined the final blend’s composition. Once this was made, the wine was clarified, bottled and subsequently aged in the bottle prior to release for sale. The final wine has an extremely attractive pale pink color. It has an intense aroma with prominent notes of red fruits, such as strawberries and raspberries, alongside floral notes of lavender, hints of basil and nuances of white fruit. It has an excellent freshness, courtesy of a lively and well-integrated acidity, and is full-bodied, with floral aromas and notes of red fruit to the fore. It has a long and harmonious finish.