2017 Herdade do Rocim - Alicante Bouschet @herdadedorocim

2017 Herdade do Rocim - Alicante Bouschet @herdadedorocim

7/15/2021, 2:37:27 AM
2017 Herdade do Rocim - Alicante Bouschet @herdadedorocim 路 鈩癸笍 This wine is from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The wine is 馃挴 Alicante Bouschet, which is one of the unique red grapes where the pulp is red like the skin. The grapes are organically farmed and planted on sand, schist, and granite soils with an average vine age of 40 years old. Grapes are hand-harvested and foot trodden in stone Lagares. Only indigenous yeast fermentation and then aged for 12 months in barrel with 30-40% new oak. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine is aged in bottle for six months before being released路 馃憗 Deep purple color路 馃憙 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe boysenberry, black plum, overripe blueberry, pomegranate juice, gravel, pen ink, lavender, blood orange路 馃憚 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, high gritty tannins, high alcohol (14%), and full body. A medium length finish of black and blue fruits路 馃敂 This wine is a shade of deep dark purple that many grapes cannot achieve. The fruit is very primary and ripe. There is a lot of dry extract, and you feel the phenolics in the mouth. This wine craves hearty fare to stand up to it. For those of you that enjoy big, bold Zins, this is a great alternative that is very reasonably priced路 馃挵~$22 #vin #lovewine #馃嵎 #wineterroir #wine #alicantebouschet #alentejo #herdadedorocim #organicwine #portuguesewine #winesofportugal #vinho

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