Herdade do Rocim Alentejo Mariana Red 2019

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Herdade do Rocim Alentejo Mariana Red 2019

Country - Portugal

Region - Alentejo

Grape Varieties - Touriga Nacional 40%, Aragonez 30%, Alicante Bouschet 20%, Trincadeira 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Herdade Do Rocim

Tasting notes - This vibrant blend of native Portuguese grapes delivers exuberant aromas of red berries complemented by subtle spicy notes. Textured on the palate with silky tannins enveloping the fruit through to a long, delicious finish. Ideal with barbecued meat. 

Herdade do Rocim Alentejo Mariana Red 2019

Vibrant aromas of red cherry with a hint of fresh violets
are complemented by subtle spicy notes on the juicy
and silky palate.


Producer Note
Herdade do Rocim is an estate located between Vidigueira and Cuba, in the Lower
Alentejo. It comprises 120 hectares, 70 of which are made up of vineyards and 10
hectares of olive trees. Since its inception in 2000, Herdade do Rocim has invested
heavily in the vineyards, replanting vines and introducing new varieties. They are
pioneers in ‘amphora wines’, following the ancient traditions of vinification in pots
known as ‘Tahla’. The vineyard is cultivated manually and minimal intervention is
used in the cellar, to produce fresh, elegant and mineral wines. In 2018, Herdade do
Rocim was awarded Best Wine Producer by Revista de Vinhos.


Vineyard
Herdade do Rocim is associated with the Sustainable Program of the Alentejo
Viticulture. This wine is made from organically grown grapes; 70% of the vineyard is
certified and the remaining 30% is in conversion. The estate is situated on the
Vidigueira fault, a 30 mile long east-west facing escarpment which rises to 420
metres. The fault significantly influences the climate, trapping the cool, humid
Atlantic winds, so despite its southern location it is one of the most temperate sub
regions in the Alentejo. These cooling and humid influences descend at night,
creating diurnal temperature differences which extend the ripening period; with the
warm days concentrating the flavours in the grapes, while balancing natural acidity
is retained during the cool nights. The soils are of granitic and schistous origin. The
water level in the soil is rich and superficial, nourishing the vines during the warm
summers. All grapes are manually harvested.


Winemaking
The grapes were harvested into 12 kilogram boxes to avoid spoiling the fruit and the
grapes were carefully selected on the sorting table. The wine was made following a
philosophy of minimal intervention, the grapes fully destemmed, lightly crushed and
cold macerated to extract aroma and flavour. Fermentation took place in small
stainless steel vats at 24°C with indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged for three
months in 300 to 500 litre French oak barrels.


Tasting Note
This vibrant blend of native Portuguese grapes delivers exuberant aromas of red
berries complemented by subtle spicy notes. Textured on the palate with silky tannins
enveloping the fruit through to a long, delicious finish.


Grape
Touriga Nacional 40%, Aragonez 30%, Alicante Bouschet 20%, Trincadeira 10%

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