Herdade do Rocim White Alentejano Nat Cool Fresh From Amphora 2020

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Herdade do Rocim White Alentejano Nat Cool Fresh From Amphora 2020

Country - Portugal

Region - Alentejo

Grape Varieties - Perrum 50%, Rabo de Ovelha 30%, Manteudo 20%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 100cl

Producer - Herdade Do Rocim

Tasting notes - A distinctive and complex wine with refreshing mineral notes, floral hints and earthy notes against a savoury backdrop. Remarkable acidity and tension on the palate lead to a deliciously crisp finish.

Herdade do Rocim White Alentejano Nat Cool Fresh From Amphora 2020

An intriguingly perfumed wine, with a fusion of mineral,
hazelnut and earthy notes against a backdrop of fresh
green apple through to a deliciously crisp 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.
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 using the ancestral method, without any additions or must corrections.
The fruit was carefully selected in order to vinify only the highest quality berries.
Fermentation took place on the skins with indigenous yeasts in traditional clay amphora
pots known as 'Tahla'. The process took place without intervention. The wine was aged
for two months with skin contact which imparted complex aromas and flavours,
resulting in this distinctive wine. This wine may create a natural deposit.
Tasting Note
A distinctive and complex wine with refreshing mineral notes, floral hints and earthy
notes against a savoury backdrop. Remarkable acidity and tension on the palate lead
to a deliciously crisp finish.
Grape
Perrum 50%, Rabo de Ovelha 30%, Manteudo 20%
Winemaker: Pedro Ribeiro &
Caterina Vieira
Region: Alentejo
Subregion: Alentejano
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 11%

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