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Mateus Rosé

Mateus Rosé
The Mateus Rosé label features the Mateus Palace in Vila Real

Mateus Rosé was once synonymous with Portugal back in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s. The brand began in the 1940s and quickly became popular among wine drinkers in the USA and northern Europe especially the UK.

A medium-sweet, fizzy rosé Mateus accountable for 40% of Portuguese table wine exports by the 1980s and no Christmas, wedding, or birthday in the UK seemed to lack it.

Indeed, Queen Elizabeth II was a fan as were Saddam Hussein and Elton John.

As other Portuguese wines have become more well-known, the company's percentage of total exports has fallen but the wine remains popular. The owners have introduced other varieties including a Tempranillo, a Sparkling Brut Rosé, a Sparkling Dry White, and Sparkling Demi Sec.

The Mateus Rosé label features the Mateus Palace (Palácio de Mateus) in Vila Real. Its distinctive round bottle was once a favorite candle holder accessory among garret-dwelling students.

Mateus Rosé
The distinctive bottle of Mateus Rosé


Rua 5 de Outubro, 4527
4430-809 Avintes
Tel: 351 227 838 104

Palácio de Mateus
Palácio de Mateus

Full bottle of wine.

Empty bottle.


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