100% Castelão. Castelão is a grape variety from the old Alentejo vines, sister of Moreto and daughters of the crossing of Sarigo x Alfrocheiro Preto varieties.
A 100% Castelão. A disconcerting wine, which demonstrates the role of this variety in the ancient vines of the Alentejo. Freshness and purity.
This place is special, have a seat! Two streams bring rainwater from the Serra, keeping the ground cool in the torrid heat of the Alentejo, never dropping the water table below 5 meters. It was here that vines were once planted, the place was known as the Chão dos Eremitas, “Chão” an old term for flat area, and “Eremitas” referring to the Hermit monks of the order of São Paulo. Here there are proofs of the uninterrupted production of wine since the 19th century. XIV, the vineyard was so important that a Papal Bull in 1397 exempts the “Pauperes Eremitas” from paying tributes (taxes) in their vineyards. But archeology goes further, as the discovery of the only Phoenician wine amphora in the interior of the country, which dates from the 16th century. VIII BC, links this site to wine about 900 years before the arrival of the Romans, in what is 3,000 years of wine history.
In this Alentejo red wine, the grapes are selected at a selection table, 30% whole bunch of 70% destemmed, fall by gravity into the vat. Spontaneous fermentation, 35-day tanning and 18-month aging in barrels. A production of 997 numbered bottles
The ideal marriage for this red with good acidity, good complex oily fish and pot meats.