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Chão dos Eremitas Tinta Carvalha 2018

34,90 €

Tinta Carvalha is a varietal from the ancient varieties of the Alentejo vineyard, half-sister of Castelão and Moreto, daughter of the crossing between Sarigo and Alfrocheiro Preto. This 100% Tinta Carvalha, the only one monovarietal in Portugal. A bewildering wine, that shown the role of this varietal in the old vineyards of Alentejo. Freshness and purity. Colour very open, ruby, intense fresh nose, notes of bitter red fruit,...

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Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
Drink now To cellar
Producer Fitapreta Vinhos
Cellar Alentejo Regional
Grapes Tinta Carvalha
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12,5%
Bottle Size: 75 cl
Harmonizations Complex fat fishes and pot dishes
Ideal Temperature: 16º to 18ºC
Wine's Awards 18,5 Points in Vinho - Grandes Escolhas Magazine
18,5 Points in 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 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.

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