Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wine of the Week: Herdade do Rocim "Mariana" Rosé

In celebration of the first day of spring, Herdade do Rocim's Mariana Rosé is highlighted today! This organic rosé is comprised of two grapes varietals: Touriga Nacional, a blending grape used in Port, and Aragonez, also known as Tempranillo in Spain. Due to the limited contact it has with its grape skins, this rosé has a beautifully light salmon hue and a delicate nose. Approachable and fresh with notes of red berries, elderflower and melon on the palate, it also has a refreshing and mouth watering acidity that makes grabbing a second glass unavoidable! The 2017 Mariana Rosé is available now! Cheers to spring! 

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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