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Espera Nat Cool
£20.14

Rodrigo Martins

Espera Nat Cool

Country: Portugal
Region: Alcobaça 
Grape: Castelao
Colour: Sparkling
Bottle Size: 1L
Alcohol:  12.5%
Vintage: 2019

Espera translates as ‘wait’ in English, and is a word that Rodrigo Martins uses as the basis of his winemaking philosophy. It is a word that he uses to connect his vineyards and wines to nature. Rodrigo works with organically farmed vineyards in the Alcobaça region just North of Lisbon. The 5 hectares are planted with indigenous grape varieties including, and beyond, the well-known Touriga Nacional. Rodrigo has no set elevage for his cuvées, preferring to treat each vintage as its own, giving more or less time as the wine needs. This way he believes that the wines best represent the vintage.

Alcobaça is famous for its large population of Cistercian monks, who have been making wine for many generations. Rodrigo looks to their historical winemaking practises to influence his own winemaking. These wines are a true insight into the terroir of Alcobaça and the history which defines the region.

100% Castelao with only a 2 day skin maceration, this is very pale in colour. Only produced in 1L bottles this is a session wine, and at 12.5% you really can go all day!

PRODUCER NOTES

Espera translates as ‘wait’ in English, and is a word that Rodrigo Martins uses as the basis of his winemaking philosophy. It is a word that he uses to connect his vineyards and wines to nature. Rodrigo works with organically farmed vineyards in the Alcobaça region just North of Lisbon. The 5 hectares are planted with indigenous grape varieties including, and beyond, the well-known Touriga Nacional. Rodrigo has no set elevage for his cuvées, preferring to treat each vintage as its own, giving more or less time as the wine needs. This way he believes that the wines best represent the vintage.

Alcobaça is famous for its large population of Cistercian monks, who have been making wine for many generations. Rodrigo looks to their historical winemaking practises to influence his own winemaking. These wines are a true insight into the terroir of Alcobaça and the history which defines the region.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

100% Castelao with only a 2 day skin maceration, this is very pale in colour. Only produced in 1L bottles this is a session wine, and at 12.5% you really can go all day!