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Capacity

0,75L

Range

Chão dos Eremitas

Wines Variety

White

Grape Varieties

Producer

Fita Preta Vinhos

Harvest

2019

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Mild

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Indigenous Wine

Mineral Wine

Dry Wine

Alentejo Regional Wine

Harvest

2019.

Varietal

100% Tamarez, whose official name is now Trincadeira-das-Pratas. Tamarez was for many years a very important varietal in Alentejo. Daughter of the crossing between Mourisco branco (Heben) with Alfrocheiro Preto;

Concept

This 100% Tamarez, that lost his name and now is Tricandeira-das-Pratas. This wine tests the potential of one of the ancient varieties of the Alentejo vineyard.

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 harvested between 3 and 4 am, direct pressing, without sulfites until the end of fermentation, decanting after 12 hours and fermentation 50% with indigenous in old barrels and 50% controlled in stainless steel vats. 12 months ageing on primary lees without battonage.

Tasting Notes

Yellow-citrus color, intense fresh nose, citrus notes, almost pineapple, but subtle. Very fine tense attack, good texture, excellent persistence and freshness.

Food Pairing

Wine with good acidity, texture and lots of typicality. Good with fattier fish on the grill or oven, seafood accompanied by fat textures.

Storage and Service

Store at 6-8ºC to be served at 10ºC and drank at 12ºC.

Alcohol

12,5% Vol.

Production

1940 numbered bottles of 0.75L released in April 2021.


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