Monte da Carochinha Arinto Reserva
This wine’s story could begin the way many children’s stories begin: “Once upon a time, a little beetle wanted to plant a vineyard and make its own wine… a wine that could capture the aromas and tastes of its home looking out on the ocean on the Alentejo coast.”
This is the narrative the producers created to support their work and tell the world about what they’re doing.
The Estate is located in the village of Sonega, between Sines and Cercal, and has a privileged view of the ocean at Porto Covo. What a view it is. What a view!
The vineyard at Monte da Carochinha (little beetle) is born from a dream to relive childhood memories on the Alentejo coast and create a wine with solid depth influenced by the hard-to-match freshness of the Atlantic breeze.
So, to guarantee the quality of the wines they produce, they entrusted the oenology to Filipe Sevinate Pinto, who gave them a touch of magic. The natural freshness that the proximity of the Atlantic gives them makes these wines unforgettable.
As they say on the Estate, “nothing like a dream to move a person and nothing like wine to move dreams”.
The Alentejo is indeed an impressive land, if only for many incredible wine producers. You kick a rock and… puff! An incredible wine pops out.
You’re going to have to try this Arinto Reserva to see, once again, that we’re not exaggerating or pulling your leg.
For the perfect meal, take a look at the Seabass with Coriander Rice on the back of this card and imagine the incredible meal you’re about to have.
We’ll toast to that.
Coastal strand of the Serra do Cercal, looking out on Parque Natural do Sudeste Alentejan and Costa Vicentina, Sines – Portugal.
Produced at Monte da Carochinha, an Estate located near Sonega between the parishes of Cercal and Sines. With an elevated ocean view to Porto Covo, it benefits from the Atlantic influence conjugated with the mountainous microclimate where deep slopes on nutrient-poor schist soils surrounded by forests and grassland clearly mark its profile.
Setubal Peninsula Regional Wine
Slope wine on schist soils on the Atlantic slope of the Cercal mountain range above the sea at Porto Covo.
Abundant shale and schist
Vineyard installed on a 2.5×1.2 bar formed into a unilateral cordon.
Manual into 20kg boxes
Total destemming, crushing at low temperatures, light skin maceration followed by pressing and fermentation in stainless-steal vats. Battonage for 3 months.
10% in used French-oak barrels
3300 bottles (0.75L)
Bright citric-coloured wine.
Aroma of white fruits notes wrapped in salinity and characteristic minerality, balanced with discrete nuances of ageing wood. In the mouth, it is structured and possesses vibrant acidity.
Filipe Sevinate Pinto
Total Sugars: <1g/L
Total Acidity: 5.37g/L
Seabass with coriander rice and cockles