Eremitas Antão do Deserto

Noble Ribagato in its purest expression

2018
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Eremitas Antão do Deserto 2018

Organic
White wine Aged in cement Organic.
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Alcohol: 12.00%
Designation: DOC Douro
Production area: Portugal Douro
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 100% Rabigato
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Eremitas Antão do Deserto
Organic
White wine Aged in cement Organic.
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Eremitas Antão do Deserto is an organic white wine aged in a cement vat and made by Mateus Nicolau de Almeida in the Portuguese Douro region with the native Rabigato variety.

In 2015, Mateus Nicolau de Almeida left the Muxagat family project to set up his own in Vila Nova de Foz Côa (Douro). In his quest to reflect the authenticity of the variety and the soils they grow in, as well as the altitude and exposures, he produces a collection of three Rabigato wines vinified in the same way but grown in three different sub-regions.

The Rabigaro variety grapes used to make the Eremitas Antão do Deserto wine grow in a deep shale soil near a stream. These vines lie at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level and are cultivated using organic agriculture and biodynamic practices.

In the winery, the Eremitas Antão do Deserto grapes are macerated in a “calcatórium” (granite basin) for 3 hours. They are then pressed in a vertical press and, using gravity, the must begins to ferment spontaneously in cement tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine remains there for 12 months.

With a great knowledge of the Douro, Mateus likes to reflect the personality of this wine region. The Eremitas Antão do Deserto wine is proof of this. Like a hermit from the desert, this wine reveals all the light it has been hiding whilst “meditating in its cave”.

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Tasting notes Eremitas Antão do Deserto

Alcohol: 12.00%
Production area: Portugal Douro
Type of grape: Rabigato
Designation: DOC Douro
Tipo de Uva: 100% Rabigato
Contains sulphites
Alcohol: 12.00%
Production area: Portugal Douro
Type of grape: Rabigato
Designation: DOC Douro
Tipo de Uva: 100% Rabigato
Contains sulphites
Mateus Nicolau de Almeida, a great connoisseur of Douro, is a small Portuguese producer who makes landscape wines. His most personal project offers two interesting collections: Eremitas, which is three white wines that reveal three different territorial approaches of the Rabigato variety and Trans Douro Express, a collection of three red wines that showcase the characteristics of three Douro sub-regions through the climatic expression of the local red varieties. An honest, sensory journey through one of the most surprising regions of the current wine scene! Don’t miss out!
Pictures and situation Mateus Nicolau de Almeida