Herdade do Rocim White Alentejano Nat Cool Fresh From Amphora 2019

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Herdade do Rocim White Alentejano Nat Cool Fresh From Amphora 2019

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 2019

A complex and fresh wine, with a fusion of mineral, floral
and earthy notes against a savoury backdrop 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.


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 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 with indigenous yeasts in traditional clay amphora
pots known as 'Tahla'. The process took place without any 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%

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