The small winery is the stage for a unique and bold approach, where science and poetry combine, in a permanent dialogue and confrontation with some procedures of contemporary oenology. Miguel Louro relies on the manual harvesting, criteriously choosing the grapes in the vineyard in their optimal picking status; on the foot threading in lagares with separation by variety; on spontaneous fermentations using indigenous yeasts; on the use of rustic Portuguese oak barrels along with the more elegant French barrels; and on minimalist artisinal methods in the winery, all of the above preserving the essence of Estremoz’ s unique terroir.
«The winery is surprisingly small, located in a small annex to the house, small in the narrow space available, and humble in the use of technological devices, such as modest on the investment made.
A hands on winery, solely dedicated to wine making without unnecessary embellishments, without the panache or the decoration of interior architects that today characterizes so many wineries …»
– Suplemento Fugas, Jornal Público – 04.07.2015
AN 'ARCHAIC' WINERY where the basic principles cannot fail