Grape Varieties: Field blend
In this context, Tareco is meant to describe an 'old thing of little consideration'... but in a good way! What is meant by this, is that the wines are produced with a very traditional method, in talhas, with little winery manipulation. This wine produced is uncomplicated and easy to drink, and unmistakeably from a talha.
The Tareco cuvees get barely 3 months in amphora before being decanted on dia de são martinho - St. Martin's Day, 11th Nov - the traditional day for celebrating the bounty of the harvest crop, where the new amphora wines are first enjoyed in communal gatherings and feasts.
The Palhete, or Claret, is a traditional style of wine whereby a field blend of both red and white grapes is all pick, fermented and aged together. The result is a wonderfully interesting, textural wine. the mix of red and white makes it look like a rose, but it's aromatics nad textural complexity are far more!