Tonico Tinto 2020 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.
Grapes of the Moreto variety, coming from two old vineyards – the “Bancaleiro” vineyard and the “Asper” vineyard. Harvested on the 2nd of September 2020, trying to maintain some freshness in this rustic late-maturing variety.
Hand-picked to 15 kg boxes, they were destemmed, trying to keep the berries as intact as possible. From the destemmer, the Moreto grapes went to two pots – the “Comisário” Talha and the “Mal-Talhado” Talha.
It is important to clarify that the names of the vineyards and hoists are the nicknames of the former owners that we use internally as a tribute to their legacy of work!
Fermentation went smoothly, using native yeasts and with some stirring of the blanket. It fermented in full contact with the films, in a fermentation that lasted about a month.
The new wine remained in skin contact until January 13, 2021 – when the set seemed balanced, and at a good time to leave the masses. We only used the teardrop wine naturally filtered by the pasta itself and by a reed full of sedge, without resorting to the press wine of these pasta.
We transferred these two wines from Moreto to a stainless steel tank, always full, where the blend was kept harmonizing until bottling, in August 2021. Before bottling, we did a light filtration and there was no thinning glue.


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Adega Marel
Brand: Tonico
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2020
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Moreto
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Tiago Macena
Format: 75cl
Vineyard location: Sub-Região Granja Amareleja
Colour: Visuellement, c'est un rouge rubis ouvert.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is complex and has good intensity. Earthy notes and a slight smoke dominate, well integrated with red fruit – crushed strawberry, plum. Then come herbal nuances – thyme – and a slight aroma of cherry compote.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The mouth is lively, impresses with its juicy freshness. With a medium body, it is a wine of great amplitude. The tannins are smooth and crunchy in texture, with a long and very complex finish.
Serving Temperature: 12-14ºC
Goes well with: Cured cheeses, charcuterie, olives, pork rinds and fried fish. Grilled meats, given its rich structure and juicy acidity.