Last Updated on May 18, 2022 by Jeremy
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Uivo Renegado from the Douro Valley of Portugal is an interesting rose wine as it is a field blend of over 25 different grapes including Tinta Barro, Tinta Roriz, Malvasia Fina, Donzelinho, Gouveio, Rabigato, Rufete, and Viosinho to name a few.
The wine is macerated with whole clusters, spontaneously fermented, aged on the lees, and further aged in a mix of old oak and cement tanks.
This all comes together with a wine that has a lot going on, specifically in the aroma department!
Uivo Renegado Has Red Notes, White Notes, and Rose Notes
This deep pink wine was also hazy due to being unfined and unfiltered. It had a medium- intensity of aroma with notes of watermelon, strawberry, raspberry, vegetal, lime, lemon, peach, elderflower, blossom, orange, and a barnyard reduction note. The wine overall would be considered youthful as well.
The wine was dry with high acidity, low tannin, medium alcohol, medium- body and flavor intensity with notes of strawberry, raspberry, slate, wet stone, lemon, grapefruit, and a medium- finish.
While this one certainly had an interesting aroma and flavor combination due to being a field blend of red and white grapes, the wine wasn't terribly intense overall.
Food Pairing – Pizza
High acid and rose wine always work wonderfully with pizza, and this bottle was no different. While I'd say it was a decent pairing, I'm not entirely sure that the food changed any perception of flavors in the wine other than perhaps amplifying the slate and wet stone notes ever-so-slightly.
Score: 2 / 5
We're okay on this one.
We always appreciate a good field blend and quite enjoyed the flavor profile on this one (barnyard reductive notes included), but at the same time wish the bottle was a bit more intense overall. As such, we're okay on the bottle.
Uivo is located in the Duoro Valley region of Portugal. We purchased this bottle locally and enjoyed it in 2021.