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100% Tamarez, now officially called Trincadeira-das-Pratas. Tamarez was one of the most important white grape varieties of the old Alentejo vineyards. The daughter of a cross between the white Mourisco (Heben) and the black Alfrocheiro grape varieties.
A 100% Tamarez, which today has lost its name and is called Trincandeira-das-Pratas. This wine tests the potential of this grape variety, part of the Alentejo's ancient vineyards.
Year the vineyard was planted: 1970
Soils: Granitoid with a strong presence of active limestone, the ph of the soil being slightly basic.
Located at the southern foot of Serrad'Ossa.
This place is special, you can feel it! Two streams bring rainwater down from the Serra and keep the ground cool in the torrid Alentejo heat, never lowering the water table below 5 meters. It was here that vines used to be planted, and the place was known as Chão dos Eremitas, "Chão" being an old term for a flat area, and "Eremitas" referring to the Hermit monks of the order of São Paulo. Here there is evidence of uninterrupted wine production since the 14th century. The vineyard was so important that a Papal Bull in 1397 exempted the "Pauperes Eremitas" from paying taxes on their vineyards. But archaeology goes further, as the discovery of the only Phoenician wine amphora in the interior of the country, dating back to the 8th century BC, links this site to wine some 900 years before the arrival of the Romans, in what is 3,000 years of history linked to wine.
Grapes are grown under a certified organic regime, without the use of herbicides. Our vineyards are also all certified under the Alentejo sustainability program.
Manual harvest at night, direct press, no sulphites until the end of fermentation, no decanting and spontaneous fermentation in old barrels.
Yellow-citrus color, intense fresh nose, citrus notes, almost pineapple, but subtle. Very fine tense attack, good texture, excellent persistence and freshness.
12 months on the lees without battonage and 3 months in stainless steel.
A textured wine with good acidity and a lot of typicity, good with fatty fish on the grill or in the oven, seafood accompanied by fatty textures.
Store at 6-8ºC to be served at 10ºC and drunk at 12ºC.
3,333 numbered 0.75L bottles released in October 2023.