Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora White Alentejo 2019

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Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora White Alentejo 2019

Country - Portugal

Region - Alentejo

Grape Varieties - Antão Vaz 40%, Manteúdo 20%, Perrum 20%, Rabo de Ovelha 20%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Herdade Do Rocim

Tasting notes - This naturally vinified wine is golden in colour with a complex bouquet of smoky, spicy and herbal aromas enveloping the fruit. Grapefruit flavours are accompanied by a hint of tomato plant on the firm, dry and textured palate. Long and mineral finish with a touch of salinity.

Herdade do Rocim Rocim Amphora White Alentejo 2019

This naturally vinified wine is golden in colour and has a
complex bouquet of orange blossom together with
smoky, spicy and peachy aromas, layered and creamy
on the palate through to a fresh, saline 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
The 2019 vintage began with a warm spring which encouraged an early bud-burst.
Ideal weather during flowering stimulated good yields. The summer saw excellent
ripening conditions, with warm, dry days promoting ripening and reducing the risk of
disease in the vineyards. Rainfall at the end of August revitalised the vines for the final
stages of ripening and the grapes picked were of excellent quality.
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 of 15°C 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 five months with skin contact which imparted
complex aromatics to the wine. This may create a natural deposit in the bottle.
Tasting Note
This naturally vinified wine is golden in colour with a complex bouquet of smoky, spicy
and herbal aromas enveloping the fruit. Grapefruit flavours are accompanied by a hint
of tomato plant on the firm, dry and textured palate. Long and mineral finish with a
touch of salinity.
Grape
Antão Vaz 40%, Manteúdo 20%, Perrum 20%, Rabo de Ovelha 20%
Winemaker: Pedro Ribeiro &
Catarina Vieira
Region: Alentejo
Subregion: Alentejo
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 12%

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