Chão dos Eremitas Alicante Branco 2018

24,90 €

Alicante Branco, was and still is also known as Boal de Alicante or Boal Cachudo, may have been, for many years, a very important varietal in Alentejo. In 1822, before the phylloxera, Gyrão quotes many “Boais” but gives special attention to Boal Cachudo, another name for this varietal. This 100% Alicante Branco, the only one in Portugal, is a trial of the Portuguese-exclusive varietal, which makes this the only one in the world. This...

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Producer Producer: Fitapreta Vinhos
Winemaker: António Maçanita
Region Alentejo Regional
Grapes Alicante Branco (100%)
Soil Planting year: 1970
Altitude: 256-267 m
Soils: Granitic - Non-Humic Litolics, little evolved and formed soils, sandy texture, without aggregates, slightly acidic.
Winemaking The grapes, in granitic soils and under an integrated protection regime, are harvested between 3 and 4 am, direct pressing, without sulfites until the end of fermentation, without decanting and spontaneous fermentation of 40% in old barrels, and controlled from 60% stainless steel.
Aging 12 months ageing on primary lees without battonage.
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12,5%
Bottle Size: 75 cl
Temperature 10ºC - 12ºC
Harmonizations Fish dishes in the oven or pan and simpler poultry dishes.
Wine's Awards 18 Points - Vinho Grandes Escolhas Magazine
18 Points - Revista de Vinhos Magazine

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 archaeology 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.

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