Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora Red Alentejo 2018

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Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora Red Alentejo 2018

Country - Portugal

Region - Alentejo

Grape Varieties - Moreto 50%, Tinta Grossa 30%, Trincadeira 15%, Aragonez 5%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Herdade Do Rocim

Tasting notes - Aromatic notes of black cherry, raspberry, plum and delicate vegetal notes lead to a textured palate, balanced by freshness. It reveals a salty and textural minerality through to a fresh finish. Serve with game or mature cheese.

Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora Red Alentejo 2018

Aromatic notes of black cherry, raspberry, plum and
delicate vegetal notes lead to a textured palate and
culminating in a tangy and balsamic finish.


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.


Vintage
2018 started with several rainfall episodes, which built soil water reserves to nourish
the vines through the hot summer. At the beginning of August a three day heat
wave saw temperatures rise to above 46°C, resulting in grape burn on some of the
fruit and delayed ripening. Consequently approximately 25% of the potential
production was lost. However, the remaining grapes were healthy and balanced.


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
grapes for this wine come from very old vineyards, made up of ancient, native
varieties. The fruit was manually harvested at optimal maturity.


Winemaking
Naturally vinified without any additions or must corrections. The fruit was carefully
selected, vinifying only the highest quality berries. The grapes were fermented with
natural indigenous yeasts in traditional clay amphora pots known as 'Tahla'. The
process took place without any intervention, including temperature control. Following
fermentation the wine was aged for six months with skin contact which imparted
complex aromatics to the wine. This may create a natural deposit in the bottle.


Tasting Note
Aromatic notes of black cherry, raspberry, plum and delicate vegetal notes lead to a
textured palate, balanced by freshness. It reveals a salty and textural minerality
through to a fresh finish. Serve with game or mature cheese.


Grape
Moreto 50%, Tinta Grossa 30%, Trincadeira 15%, Aragonez 5%

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