Herdade de Coelheiros, located in Arraiolos, is launching the new editions of ‘Coelheiros White 2018’ and ‘Coelheiros Red 2017’, two wines that intend to show “a new facet” of the Alentejo.
Obtained from Arinto, a variety that has shown itself to be well-adapted to the granitic soils of the Sobreira Vineyard, ‘Coelheiros White 2018’ is fermented 50% in barrel and then subjected to a maturation process with battonage twice a week, during six months. “It highlights a captivating acidity with notes of grapefruit and mint leaf and a pleasing elegance in the mouth, deep and full-bodied supported by a balanced acidity with a long finish. A harmonious set that gives it the status of gastronomic and versatile wine, revealing a good potential for aging”, says the producer.
‘Coelheiros Red 2017’ reveals ‘the vigorous character’ of the Aragonez variety and the ‘silky texture and mouth density’ provided by Alicante Bouschet which, after being fermented, aging separately in French oak barrels for 12 months. The grapes come from the emblematic vineyards of Taco and Sobreira, which are not irrigated and result from the later vineyards of the Estate, producing very balanced grapes.
“The result is a very aromatic wine, with a vibrant nose and notes of red fruits, smoke and some pepper that highlight the mouth elegance, acidity, ripe tannins and full bodied wine. The final is long and fanned by the acidity”, he reports.
Both wines bear on the label secular tradition of the region where they are inserted and that have been part of Coelheiros’ history for 30 years.
Herdade de Coelheiros has already been the headquarters of a shop of Carpets of Arraiolos – an image that continues to be part of this project’s label and which now relies on the signature of the designer Eduardo Aires.