This elegant rosé wine it’s a wine with Sangiovese grape variety, but it’s not an Italian wine. It’s a true elegant Portuguese rosé wine.
This grape variety it’s also well adapted to our terroir and give us one wine with wine with aroma intense but discreet to tangerine and green plum. Has extraordinary balance between acidity and sweetness, with a very refreshing acidity.
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Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese
No. of bottles produced in 2016 vintage: approx. 4,000
Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Intense and discreet with tangerine and green plum notes.
In the mouth it reveals an extraordinary balance between acidity and sweetness, with a refreshing acidity based on citrus and red berries notes (with a plum note predominance).
Fermentation in stainless steel deposits with a 13º controlled temperature.
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.
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.
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 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 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…