Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wine of the Week - Herdade do Rocim Tinto “Clay Aged” Alentejo

We're always so excited to introduce an innovative method of winemaking to our customers and this week's featured wine is a unique bottling from one of our favorite Portuguese winemakers. the Herdade do Rocim Tinto “Clay Aged” Alentejo is explained beautifully by Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast in his 93-point review for the 2016 vintage:
"Fermented in open stone lagars and then aged in clay pots, the wine has a rich, open character. Its plummy fruits and generous tannins give this limited production wine power, concentration and excellent aging potential. Drink this Catarina Vieira wine from 2021."

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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