THIS AN ABSOLUTE WINNER FOR ALL OF ROSE SEASON!!
Located in the Lower Alentejo region in the southern half of
Portugal, between Vidigueira and Cuba, lies the estate of
Herdade do Rocim. Catarina Vieira, daughter has been
coordinaLng the development of the estate and she believes
that Alentejo has the unique condiLons required to produce
world-class wines. Since purchasing the estate, Caterina
invested greatly in the land by completely regeneraLng the
vineyards and building a new state of the art winery. The
label Mariana was inspired by the picturesque love story
between the nun Mariana Alcoforado from the Convent of
Our Lady the ConcepLon in Beja and the French gallant
soldier, Marquis of Chamilly, who was in Portugal with his
troops by the end of the restoraLon war (17th Century). The
love leEers wriEen by Mariana to her lover Chamilly were
published in France in 1669 and became famous. Chamilly
returned to his homeland, got married and was promoted to
Marshall of France. Mariana lived unLl the age of 83 in
seclusion and became known in history as Soror Mariana.
Easygoing, vivaciously fruity, and very fresh, the Mariana shows notes of
bright red berries, elderflower, and melon. A great summer sipper on its own
or with seafood, oysters, or pizza.
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