Red Wine
Chão dos Eremitas Tinta Carvalha 2019, 75cl
Regional Alentejano

approx. £28.03



 Serve at 10º-12º

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O Produtor, tasting note published in August 19th 2020

Very open colour, ruby, fresh intense nose, notes of bitter red fruit, pomegranate graphite notes. Very fine, elegant attack, lots of depth and tension. A red that shows that the Alentejo can be something else. A red with good acidity, good for complex fatty fish and pot meats.

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Year of plantation: 1970
Altitude: 256-267 m
Soils: Granite – non-humic litholic soils of granite origin, they are poorly evolved soils, formed, sandy texture, without aggregates, slightly acidic.
History: Located at the southern foot 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 metres. It was here that the vineyards were formerly planted. The place was known as “Chão dos Eremitas”, “Chão” being the old term for a flat area, and “Eremitas” referring to the Hermit monks of the Order of St. Paul. 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 tributes (taxes) on their vineyards. But archaeology goes further, as the discovery of the only Phoenician wine amphora in the interior of the country, dating from the 8th century BC, links this place to wine around 900 years before the arrival of the Romans, in what amounts to 3,000 years of history linked to wine. The grapes, on granite soils and under certified integrated protection, are selected at the selection table, 30% whole bunch and 70% destemmed, fall by gravity into the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and maceration for 40 days in pelíclas, followed by ageing for 12 months in stainless steel tanks.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 105669

António Maçanita

Joana and António Maçanita had a dream, create a wine with unique style, shaped to the personality of the two winemakers. The opportunity arises for the Douroregion, where Joana performs most of her professional activity. Among the terraces and long lines of vineyards, she’s faced with very special grapes, impossible to remain indifferent, Joana called António and challenged him for their first trip. In 2011 the roots are posted for the project of brother and sister, and Dourowas just the right spot. Following the same guideline and quality of the work done in other projects, António and Joana, believe that, the work on the vineyards is very important to achieve the best quality for their wines. The vineyards are located in the Douro, Sub-Region of Cima Corgo near the village of Pinhão. Maçanita Vinhos, carefully chosen their vineyards to fit the right profile, of concentration, richness and freshness. Brother and sister walked together the vineyards in every important operation that defines the quality and health of the grapes. With a enology based in the respect for the fruit, in which the extraction of color and structure of the grapes is made in a soft and slow process. The Maçanita wines are a pure expression of oenology “by Maçanita”, fruit above all.