Intense, complex, refined and balanced
Geronimo 2017 is a blend of Galego Dourado and Sercial. The musts were fermented together in French barrels. A bright and clear, slightly golden yellow appears in the glass. On the nose, aromas of citrus fruits, white peaches and pineapple come in a discreet way. The wine has a lot of tension and minerality, it is full-bodied with vibrant acidity and a very long finish.
Geronimo is a captivating wine with a long and very gastronomic finish that combines all the grilled fish of our Atlantic coast, as well as the stews, cataplanas and the beautiful Alentejo rice, intense and full of scents, enhanced with our herbs!
Wines for the cultivated and discerning connoisseur who is looking for and loves something special.
"For the white grapes, the 2017 vintage arrived very early in Portocarro. At the beginning of August we were in full swing in the vineyards. The year was very interesting, both qualitatively and quantitatively, and the maturity and terroir of the vineyards marked the wines we produced received.
When the Galego Dourado and the Sercial began fermenting in French oak fudders, which have also been used since 2012 to ferment and age red wine and some white musts, we found this harvest to be full of freshness and character and complexity. In our minds a possible new wine began to 'ferment', unlike anything we had in our portfolio, but with Portocarro's personality and backbone well marked. At the end of the "sur lies" (or battonage) phase we were able to create this practically 50/50 mix of Sercial and Galego Dourado that we called GERONIMO.
This wine that we are now launching, and whose irreverence and playfulness we know, will give us a tremendous evolution in the bottle that will allow us to drink it for many good years!
Geronimo 2017 was made with a lot of vision, passion and affection. It is our wish that all these efforts are visible to our consumers and that if they drink this wine, like us, they will never forget it. A wine modeled after a great Apache warrior who was also a shaman. A wine that encapsulates its fighting qualities but also its wisdom and mysticism. A wine of earth linked to heaven."
José Mota Capitão (Winery) / António Rosado (Winemaker)
Production area: Península de Setúbal, Alentejo
Grape varieties: Galego Dourado, Sercial
Alcohol content: 13% / vol.
Terroir: Light clay with high calcium content
Terroir: A unique terroir in which human intervention is very limited. Sun-drenched area with a temperate Mediterranean climate.
Harvest: The harvest is done by hand and the selection of the grapes is carried out in two stages.
Aging: French oak barrels
Annual production: 3,000 bottles
- Contains sulphites
The Herdade do Portocarro winery is located south of Lisbon, in the district of Alcácer do Sal, surrounded by olive groves and paddocks in the middle of a fertile and idyllic area. The 15 hectare south-facing vineyard is located in an area crossed by the Sado River and characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The warm and temperate Mediterranean climate in the Setúbal Peninsula region is characterized by the proximity of the sea. This special landscape and the love for wine and high-quality raw materials result in products of unique quality every year. JOSÉ ABREU LOPES DA MOTA CAPITÃO's project focuses on a philosophy of high quality wines in limited quantities and exclusive production. Integrated crop protection without human intervention ensures that the wine can express its full potential and avoids a number of traditional winemaking processes such as B. the fermentation of the grapes in barrels made of French oak wood, give the wines their unique character.
From the very beginning, the Herdade do Portocarro winery has produced unique wines that have immediately positioned themselves at the highest level of national production, including Herdade do Portocarro, Tears of Anima and Cavalo Maluco. These wines have an intense and versatile personality, are firm and earthy and are characterized by an exceptional elegance and freshness.
Manufacturer's address: Herdade do Portocarro, São Romão do Sado, 7595-033 - Torrão