Joao Portugal Ramos Wines' Pouca Roupa range are the first wines to be produced by João Portugal Ramos together with his son João Maria Ramos. The whole 2014 range – red, white and rosé – is being shown for the first time at London Wine Fair (May 18-20) with UK agents Oakley Wine Agencies on stand U62.
Pouca Roupa has been created to fill the space between Loios and Marques de Borba and specifically to attract a new, younger consumer while, at the same time, modernising and revitalising the company’s portfolio. An unusual name for a wine, Pouca Roupa means ‘little clothing’ or ‘barely dressed’ and is also the name of the vineyard where this wine comes from.
Pouca Roupa Red 2014 is made from native Portuguese grapes Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro grapes. Ruby red in colour with violet tones it has aroma of red fruits, cherries, blackberries and cassis with soft balsamic notes and spices imparted by French oak. Well-integrated with round tannins, it goes well with red meats, game and traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Pouca Roupa Rosé 2014 is a blend of Tempranillo/Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon grown on schist soils. Light salmon in colour, the nose is dominated by red fruits combining well with a vegetal character. The well-balanced acidity with a long finish makes the rosé suitable to drink as an aperitif, or pair with Mediterranean-style salads and Asian cuisine.
Pouca Roupa White 2014, is a blend of Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc and Viosinho; pale lemon colour, elegant and intense citrus aroma with notes of tropical fruits. It has well-integrated acidity, a long, persistent finish and pairs well with fish and seafood dishes, white meat and pasta.
4 May 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor