Wine Enthusiast 92pts:
The estate wine of Rocim is a straightforwardly ripe and rich. Dark tannins, ripe berry fruits and acidity, and a layer of wood aging all contribute to the weight as well as elegance of this wine. It needs to age, so drink from 2017
From the importer:
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, daughter has been coordinating the development of the estate
and she believes that Alentejo has the unique conditions required to produce world-class wines. Since
purchasing the estate, Caterina invested greatly in the land by completely regenerating the vineyards and
building a new state of the art winery. She believes that Rocim has great potential for producing high quality
wines with worldwide recognition, and has hopes of expanding the brand under the umbrella of quality for
the region. She has created a project that gives value not only to Alentejo, but to Portugal as a whole.
A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, the grapes go through a sorting table and are then destemmed and lightly crushed. Cold maceration for 48 hours. Fermentation is
carried out in temperature controlled horizontal rotating vats and in frustoconical vats for 10 days.
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