Herdade do Rocim, Mariana White
A richly flavoured and aromatic wine with exuberant tropical and herbal notes. Fresh, mineral, and textured with vibrant balancing acidity, through to a lively, zesty finish. Made following a philosophy of minimal intervention, fermentation took place in small stainless-steel vats with natural yeasts. The wine was then aged in stainless steel tanks for five months to retain the purity of fruit and to showcase the Vidigueira terro.
Ideal with pasta, shellfish, halibut, and pork.
From the terraces of the Rocim Winery, you can see the tower of Beja Castle, where Mariana Alcoforado, the cloistered nun, wrote to her lover. Marian is author of Letters of a Portuguese Nun, a famous classic of universal literature.
Herdade do Rocim is an estate located between Vidigueira and Cuba, in the Lower Alentejo. It comprises 120 hectares, 70 of which are made up of vineyards and 10 hectares of olive trees. Since its inception in 2000, Herdade do Rocim has invested heavily in the vineyards, replanting vines, and introducing new varieties. They cultivate the vineyard sustainably and are associated with the Sustainable Program of the Alentejo Viticulture. They are pioneers in ‘amphora wines’, following the ancient traditions of vinification in pots known as ‘Talha’. The vineyard is cultivated manually, and minimal intervention is used in the cellar, to produce fresh, elegant, and mineral wines. In 2018, Herdade do Rocim was awarded Best Wine Producer by Revista de Vinhos.