The figurehead of the Quinta do Mouro, very Alentejo-atypical - a complex wine with enormous potential.
Dourado "Gold Label" is only produced in exceptional vintages. Inky with barely perceptible difference between the rim and the deep purple core. A massive blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon, it tastes just as concentrated as it looks, with great intensity and depth of blackcurrant and berry fruit, dried fig, liquorice and hints of leather. Powerful, slightly tough tannins make it fit for a very long drinking pleasure. Can be stored for 10 years with increasing potential. It was matured in new 300l French oak barrels for 24 months.
Intense dark violet color with a very concentrated nose of black currant and some red fruits, with hints of forest and herbal notes. In the mouth it is concentrated, voluminous, glycerinated, with a velvety texture with amazing tannins and acidity and very well integrated oak. A strong underlying acidity brings the focus to a very persistent, vinous, long and refined finish.
94 points at Parker.
- Production area: Alentejo
- Grape varieties: 45% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Vintage: 2015
- Alcohol content: 14.5% 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