Manolito 2019 Red

It is located in Amareleja where the heat is so intense that the constant maximum temperature records are famous. Strong here are also the traditions of drinking a glass of wine with friends to accompany the little cheeses and everything that is pork among other delicacies. The freshness of the winery, the tavern and the hand-crafted wine help to catch up and the anecdotes that strengthen the bonds of friendship, make up much of the inspiring atmosphere and experience of the Adega Marel project.
We treated these grapes distinctly: the Trincadeira, from the newest vineyard, was vinified according to the most recent and common techniques – after the harvest, the grapes were destemmed and crushed, followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 26-28ºC. The extraction was smooth. After fermentation, the wine was kept in stainless steel. The old vine grapes, on the other hand, were treated in the light of the most ancient knowledge, as vinho de talha (amphora wine): the grapes were destemmed and fermented in untreated clay pots, only with the action of native yeasts and without temperature control. In a long and quiet fermentation, the wine and the skins were separated in January, after four months of skin contact. 
The Trincadeira wine, from the newest vineyard, and talha wine, were blended together in March 2020. The blend was kept in stainless steel for twelve months, harmonizing details until filling, in March 2021. It was bottled unfiltered.  


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Adega Marel
Brand: Manolito
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2019
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Moreto, Trincadeira
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Tiago Macena
Format: 75cl
Colour: Ruby colour with good intensity and many violet reflections
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: reveals contention and complexity at first. It shows red fruit, strawberries, plum, cherries and herbal notes. Time in the glass brings earthy notes.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Rich, textured, with tannins present, yet tamed by the clay. A lively acidity brings it fantastic balance and life. Ends long and complex, pleasant and prolonged.
Serving Temperature: 16-18ºC
Goes well with: It combines harmoniously with grilled iberian pork with migas, being also a great partner for cheeses and charcuterie.