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59,95€
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Capacity

0,75L

Range

Chão dos Eremitas

Wines Variety

Red

Grape Varieties

Alfrocheiro

Castelão

Moreto

Tinta Carvalha

Trincadeira

Producer

Fita Preta Vinhos

Harvest

2019

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Reserve Wine

Fruity Wine

Indigenous Wine

Oaked Wines

Dry Wine

Alentejo Wine


DOC Alentejo


Harvest


2019

Grapes


Tinta Carvalha, Castelão, Moreto, Alfrocheiro, and Trincadeira.

Concept


The Paulistas, the name given to the Hermits of the order of St. Paul who had been making their wine in this place for so long, that date has been lost in memories. However, the Papal Bull of 1397 exempts "Os Paulistas" from taxes on their vineyards, demonstrating the importance of this place. The site is special and receives two streams that bring the waters of the Serra D'Ossa and that keep the water close and the soil fresh, with no need for irrigation for the good development of the grapes. The grapes are also from another time, planted in 1970, Tinta Carvalha, Moreto, Castelão, Alfrocheiro, and Trincadeira, show that there was another Alentejo, without irrigation and without improving varieties. An Alentejo worth recovering, that is our tribute to the Paulistas.

The Vineyard "Chão Dos Eremitas


Vineyard Age: 51 years.

Altitude: 256-267 m.

Soils: Soils Granitic - Litholic Non Humic of granitic 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.

Viticulture


Grapes under certified integrated production without the use of herbicides.

Vinification


Manual night harvest, selected on a selection table, 30% whole bunches of 70% destemmed, falling by gravity into the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and maceration for 25 to 40 days, followed by aging for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes


Ruby color with some violet hints, medium concentration. On the nose, lots of red woodland fruit, some undergrowth. Fresh attack, good fruit with hints of pomegranate. Very fine, long and with structure.

Gastronomy


A red wine with good acidity, good for meats with some fat, casserole dishes.

Conservation and Service


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

Alcohol


13,5% Vol.

Production


5 100 numbered bottles of 0.75L released in January 2022.

 


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