Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wine of the Week - Herdade do Rocim Verdelho

After weeks of holiday indulgence, January provides an opportunity to take it easy on our palates, lightening up recipes and wine pairings. For the first week of the year, Rocim's Verdelho was chosen. Many times Verdelho is found fortified in Madeira, or has a table wine in Australia, but for a truly old-world style Portuguese white, this wine fits the bill. This Verdelho has a bright green golden color with tropical fruit on the nose with a medium body and refreshing acidity. Pair with fresh seafood, roasted green vegetables like brussel sprouts or asparagus, and even light Japanese cuisine.      

Located in the Lower Alentejo region in the southern half of Portugal, between Vidigueira and Cuba, lies the estate of Herdade do Rocim. Catarina Vieira has been in charge of the development of the estate and she believes that Alentejo has the unique conditions required to produce world-class wines. Joining her as General Manager of the estate is Pedro Ribiero. He contributes to the winemaking decisions, as well as running the sales and business affairs of the estate. Since purchasing the estate, Caterina and Pedro have invested greatly in the land by completely regenerating the vineyards and building a new state of the art winery. They believe that Rocim has great potential for producing high quality wines with worldwide recognition and have created a project that gives value not only to Alentejo, but to Portugal as a whole.

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