The flagship of the Quinta do Mouro, a complex wine with enormous potential!
The Quinta do Mouro 2015 is a blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. The robe is deep red to aubergine, the nose inky and floral, somewhat fleshy, with notes of warm earth, membrillo, blackcurrant and liquorice. These notes are also found on the palate, where the wine appears robust and the rich, ripe and powerful tannins unfold.
Dry but not dust dry with a nice velvety feel. Complex with lots of structure and balance, with a long finish and an interesting mineral (slate) note.
Quinta do Mouro 2015 was partially destemmed and the grapes were foot-tamped in the traditional way, then aged for 14 months in 300-litre French and Portuguese oak barrels, 50% of which are new.
- Production area: Alentejo
- Grape varieties: 45% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Vintage: 2015
- Alcohol content: 14% vol.
- Aging: 14 months in French and Portuguese oak barrels.
- pH: 3.52
- Acid: 5.7 g/L/L
- Residual sugar: 2.8 g/L
- Contains sulphites
The Quinta do Mouro, an 18th-century mansion, is surrounded by a beautiful garden and surrounded by enchanting vineyards near the town of Estremoz in Alentejo, Portugal.
The owner of the Quinta, Miguel Louro, does his work with deep dedication, a lot of passion and innovative spirit - and that pays off: the wines produced here are of the highest quality and are known far beyond the borders of the region and the country.
Incidentally, before Louro, who has twice been voted winemaker of the year, devoted himself to viticulture, he was a dentist. That all changed when he bought the abandoned and dilapidated Quinta in 1989 and planted his first 6 hectares of vines. The Quinta do Mouro now has 27 hectares of chalk and slate soils, on which mainly indigenous Portuguese grape varieties grow. The grapes are harvested by hand in the traditional way and then gently crushed with the feet in the so-called lagers (large granite basins).
The wines of the Quinta do Mouro can be described as "old-fashioned" and are definitely something for connoisseurs and connoisseurs.
Manufacturer: Quinta do Mouro, 7100 - 056 Estremoz, Portugal