♦ LANCERS ♦
Lancers Rosé is an easy-to-drink wine
produced from a blend of fine Portuguese grape
varieties. Lancers Rosé is a highly versatile wine to be
enjoyed on its own or with salads, pasta, Mexican,
Indian and Chinese food.
Lancers was launched in 1944, after Henry Behar visited Europe with the objective of finding a rosé wine that could be particularly appealing to the American palate. His search ended in Portugal, more precisely in the Palmela region, in the famous cellars of José Maria da Fonseca. There, he found the moderately sweet, sparkling rosé wine he had been looking for.
The wine was christened “Lancers” in homage to one of Mr. Behar’s favourite paintings: “Las Lanzas” by Velázquez. Produced from the best Portuguese grape varieties, the first shipment of Lancers arrived in the US in late 1944. The distributor was Vintages Wines.
In 1964 Henry Behar and his partners sold Vintage Wines to Hublein Inc., which became the exclusive distributor of Lancers in the US and started its expansion into new markets all over the world. Lancers sales soared remarkably in the United States, reaching 1 million cases in the late 70s.
Presently Lancers continues to be a case-study for success, having a world-wide presence and being one of the Portuguese wines most sold around the world.
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♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
DRINK WHILE YOUNG
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Pink with a hint of orange
Red berries and tropical fruit
Fruity, with a sweet finish
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♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Serve on its own or with any kind of food. Lancers goes very well with light meals, Italian dishes, Oriental and even spicy food like Mexican. It should be served well chilled at a temperature of 10ºC.