Chão dos Eremitas Moreto 2021

35,90 €

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

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.

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Producer Producer: Fitapreta Vinhos
Oenology: António Maçanita
Region Alentejo
Grapes Moreto (100%)
Soil Year of vineyard plantation: 1970
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.
Grapes under certified integrated production regime without the use of herbicides.
Winemaking 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.
Aging 18 months in old barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 14%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Grilled entrecôte, grilled lamb chops and stewed chicken.

In the southern foothills 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. 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.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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