Anima - red table wine 100% Sangiovese

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One premium red wine with 100% Sangiovese grape variety.

Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the wines of Tuscany.

This grape variety it’s also well adapted to our terroir and gives us one wine with wine with wild fruit blended with fresh coffee, bitter chocolate and wood toast.

It is an elegant, exotic, fresh wine with great persistence.

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Export Box: 6 bottles

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Red Wine 100% Sangiovese

Inspired by the Latin “anima” which means “breath, air, soul”, it was with firm conviction that our vineyard decided to bring the Italian grape variety Sangiovese to Portugal.

With an exultant aroma and concentration, this wine has an elegance and freshness different to that which the Portuguese are accustomed.

In terms of soil, it is a wine whose “terroir” in Tuscany somewhat resembles the “terroir” of our vineyard.

Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese

No. of bottles produced in 2011 vintage: approx. 1,500

Acidity: 6.5 g/L
pH: 3.6
ABV: 13.5%

Tasting notes:

Fruit of passion, product of emotion – wines should communicate all this as does Anima with its subtle and pleasing aromas of cherries and blueberries blended with hints of tobacco and suggestions of toast which charm with their complexity and linger with a balanced, profound and elegant structure, inviting attentive tasting.

Vinification:

Fermented in oak vats. Matured in old 600L French oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months.

Awards and Features:

Best Portuguese Red (non-regional denomination), since 2006 - 2012

Most Exotic Portuguese Red, Wine Magazine, March 2011

The Grapes

Sangiovese

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine.

Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruit are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs.

The use of oak has become more popular and this coaxes richer flavors from the grapes, tending toward plum and wild raspberry.

The region

Located in the Alentejo region, close to the Atlantic and part of the demarcated wine region of “Península de Setúbal”, the vineyard faces the village of S. Romão, which used to be a pilgrimage stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Just 1 h hour drive from Lisbon (South), it has a wonderful temperate microclimate - warm days and cold nights - affected both by being close to the ocean and to the Alentejo province.

Crossed by the river Sado and covering around 142 ha - 15 ha of vineyards, 38 ha rice fields and 79 ha forest (cork and pine trees) - the history of this place goes back to the ancient times of Roman occupation.

The vineyards and the grape varieties

As a result of its unique geographic location, the wine making choices at the vineyard are innovative and rather distinctive in style and personality.

The 15 ha vineyards were planted in 2002. An extra 10 ha will be planted shortly which will allow for the doubling of its current production. From these, 8 ha will be located by the Atlantic shore.

Different options were taken in terms of grape varieties and a considerable investment was made in the red varieties: Aragonez | Cabernet Sauvignon | Petit Verdot | Touriga Franca| Touriga Nacional | Sangiovese

In 2011, investment was made in white wine grape varieties and the new wines were launched in 2013: Sercial (Esgana-cão) | Galego Dourado

The winery and the production process

The whole production process is undertaken in keeping with a philosophy of consummate preservation in order to obtain top quality raw material. There is little intervention by man, allowing the wine to express its vigour and potential on its own. The wine harvest is carried out by hand and the bunches of grapes undergo a twofold selection procedure.

The modern winery has revived a series of traditional vinification processes which are currently considered state-of-the-art amongst the best wines, in particular fermentation in French oak vats.

Production is limited in order to produce a complexity of aromas, colour and flavour in the grape - an essential condition for the production of wines of exceptional quality.

The wine is matured in oak casks and then in bottle for at least a year before it is released onto the market.

All the wines are single vineyard and estate bottled.

The Wines

The wines of the vineyard enjoy a very intense and complex character allied to an extraordinary elegance and freshness.

These are characteristics which originate in their “terroir”, the key feature which sets them apart from all others.

These wines are especially made for the discerning, educated and sensitive consumer who enjoys distinctive products /experiences.

A distinction which can be felt in an enthralling region, in the producer’s passion for what he does and in his dedicated commitment to the production process.

An allurement which starts with the first sip…