Herdade do Rocim - Amphora Branco 2020
Producer: Herdade do Rocim
Wine name: Amphora Branco
Classification: DOC Alentejo
Varieties: ,
ABV: 12.0

Rocim makes some of the cleanest talha wines I’ve ever tasted, and this is no exception. The nose is attractive, with some earthy, dried herb notes, but dominated more by floral and citrus characteristics.

Seriously bracing on the palate, with piercing acids, it does open out to reveal dried fruits and a silky, long finish. But overall a bit jarring, and craving food. If you’re an acid-freak, this could be a perfect match with grilled fish. But I defy anyone to recognise any “talha” character here.