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Red wine from Alentejo Moreto
Fitapreta
Red wine from Alentejo Moreto
35,90€
Including VAT

Capacity

0,75L

Range

Chão dos Eremitas

Wines Variety

Red

Grape Varieties

Moreto

Producer

Fita Preta Vinhos

Harvest

2021

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Fruity Wine

Indigenous Wine

Oaked Wines

Dry Wine

Regional Wine Alentejo


Harvest


2021

Grapes


100% Moreto. Moreto is an old grape variety from the Alentejo, sister to Castelão and daughter of the Sarigo x Alfrocheiro Preto cross.

Concept


A 100% Moreto, one of the few 100% Moreto wines in Portugal. A disconcerting wine, which demonstrates the role of this grape variety in the old encepamento of the Alentejo. Freshness and power.

The Chão dos Eremitas Vineyard


Planting year: 1970. Altitude: 256-267 m. Soils: Soils Granitic - Litholics Not Humic of granite origin, are poorly evolved soils, formed, sandy texture, without aggregates, slightly acid. History: Located at the southern foot of Serra d'Ossa, 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.

It was here that the vineyards were formerly planted, and the place was known as the Chão dos Eremitas (Hermit's Ground), "Chão" being the old term for a flat area, and "Eremitas" referring to the Hermit monks of the Order of St. Paul. Here there is evidence of uninterrupted wine production since the 14th century, the vineyard was so important that a Papal Bull in 1397 exempts the "Pauperes Hermitas" from paying tributes (taxes) on their vineyards.

But archeology goes further, as the discovery of the only Phoenician wine amphora in the interior of the country, dating from the 8th century BC, links this place to wine about 900 years before the arrival of the Romans, in what amounts to 3,000 years of wine-related history.

Vinification


The grapes are selected in a selection table, 100% destemmed, fall by gravity into the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and 35 days maceration on skins, followed by 18 months in old barrels.


Tasting Notes


Intense ruby color, medium concentration, almost ripe black fruit, with hints of woods, full attack, concentrated with good freshness and persistent structure at the end of the tasting.

Gastronomy


Meat dishes, from a grilled entrecôte to a casserole dish.

Storage and Service


Keep at 14ºC to be served at 16ºC and drink at 18ºC.


Alcohol


14% Vol.

Production


2399 numbered 0.75L bottles released in March 2023.


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