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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

2018

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Fruity Wine

Dry Wine

Indigenous Wine

Reserve Wine

Oaked Wines

Old Vines

Alentejo Regional Wine

Harvest

2018

Varietals

Tinta Carvalha (35%), Castelão (30%) , Moreto (15%), Alfrocheiro (10%) and Trincadeira (10%)

Concept

Os Paulistas, the name given to the Hermits of the order of São Paulo, had been making their wine in this place for so long that date was lost in the memories. However, the Papal Bull of 1397 exempts “Os Paulistas” from taxes on its vineyards, demonstrating the importance of this place. The place is special and receives two streams that bring the waters of Serra D’Ossa and that keep the water close and the soil fresh, with no need for irrigation for the proper develop- ment of the grapes. Grapes are also from another time, planted in 1970, Tinta Carvalha, Moreto, Castelão, Alfrocheiro and Trincadeira, showing that there was another Alentejo, without irrigation and without improving varieties. An Alentejo that is worth recovering, this is our tribute to Paulistas.

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. 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

Manual night harvest, selected on a choice table, 30% whole bunch of 70% destemmed, fall by gravity in the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and maceration between 25 to 40 days, followed by an 18-month aging in French oak barrels

Tasting Notes

Ruby color with some touches of violet, medium concentration. On the nose, a lot of red forest fruit, some bush. Fresh attack, good fruit with notes of pomegranate. Very thin, long and with structure.

Food Pairing

A red with good acidity, good for meat with some fat, pot dishes.

Storage and Service

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

Analyses

SO2<95 mg/L (biologic/organic standards <100 mg/L) (demeter standards<70 mg/L).

Alcohol

 13,5% Vol.

Production

4115 numbered bottles of 0.75L released in October 2020.


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