O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017
A deep and dense mixture of balsamic, dried red and black fruits backgrounded with graphite-tinged minerality. Texture is polished, continuous and velvety in the mouth. Richly endowed with expansive fruit at mid-palate. Firm, fine tannins develop on tongue and inner lips. Acidity seems soft initially, but rushes in at end. Big and long and very purely fruited. A seriously impressive wine for long term aging.
Climate: Typically mediterranean and set in the sub-region of Vidigueira, where the climatic conditions are the most temperate of Alentejo and provide an excellent microclimate for the production of quality wines. Soil: Poor land, predominantly of granite and schist. Great pedological potential for the cultivation of vines and for obtaining quality wines. Grape Varieties: The varieties Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot, Trincadeira and Tannat are trellised in the vertical shoot position. The rows have an east/west orientation with the grape varieties at the same exposure (west). Vinification: Manual harvest into 12 kg boxes. At the winery, the grapes underwent manual selection on a vibrating sorting table. Fully destemmed and lightly crushed. Foot trodden in traditional stone open fermenter (lagar) with indigenous yeasts. It aged 16 months in clay pots. Eight months in the bottle. Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Herdade do Rocim
Herdade do Rocim is a property located between Vidigueira and Cuba, in Baixo Alentejo, with about 120 hectares, including 70 hectares of vineyards and 10 hectares of olive groves. Acquired in 2000 by Movicortes, S.A., in the following years there was restructuring and qualification work, consummated with the planting of most of the vineyard that today constitutes the Herdade do Rocim. This process of implantation was made according to specific criteria that allow the production of high quality grapes. The winery is a structuring element of the Herdade do Rocim project, which combines wine production with the aesthetic quality of its architecture and works as a promotional element for the requalification of the region. At Herdade do Rocim all efforts go in the direction of doing well, always improving and with a constant concern for the quality of the wine.
Herdade do Rocim
Estrada Nacional 387 | Apartado 64. 7940-909 Cuba | Alentejo