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Capacity

0,75L

Range

Chão dos Eremitas

Wines Variety

Red

Grape Varieties

Moreto

Producer

Fita Preta Vinhos

Harvest

2019

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Hot

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Fruity Wine

Indigenous Wine

Oaked Wines

Dry Wine

Alentejo Regional Wine

Harvest

2019

Varietal

100% Moreto. Moreto is a varietal from the ancient varieties of the Alentejo vineyard, sister of Castelão, daughter of the crossing between Sarigo and Alfrocheiro Preto. 

Concept

This 100% Moreto, one of the few Moreto monovarietals in Portugal. A bewildering wine, that shown the role of this varietal in the old vineyards of Alentejo. Freshness and power.

The Vineyard “Chão dos Eremitas”

Vineyard’s age: 51 years old.

Altitude: 256-267 m

Soils: Granitic - Non-Humic Litolics, little evolved and formed soils, sandy texture, without aggregates, slightly acidic.

Location: Southern foothills of Serra d’Ossa.

History: This place is special, you can feel it! Two streams bring the rainwater from the Serra keeping the ground cool in the torrid Alentejo heat, never lowering the water table below 5 meters. Here is where the vine used to be planted, the Chão dos Eremitas, “Chão”, an old term for flat areas, and “Eremitas” referring to the Hermit monks of São Paulo’s order. Here, there’s evidence of uninterrupted wine production since the 14th century. XIV. The vineyard was so important that a Papal Bull in 1397 exempts the “Pauperes Eremitas” from paying taxes in their vineyards. But archeology goes further, discovering the only Phoenician wine amphora of Portugal’s inland, dating to the 8th century BC. This links this place to wine about 900 years before the arrival of the Romans, in which there are 3,000 years of history linked to wine.

Viticulture

Grapes under certified integrated production regime without the use of herbicides.

Winemaking

The grapes are selected in a sorting table, 30% whole bunch 70% destemmed, fall through gravity on the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and maceration for 40 days in skins, followed by ageing 18 months in old oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby colour, medium concentration, almost ripe black fruit, with notes of forest, full attack, concentrated with good freshness and persistent structure in the end.

Food Pairing

Great with meat dishes, from a grilled entrecôte to pot meats.

Storage and Service

Store at 14ºC to be served at 16ºC and drank at 18ºC.

 


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