An out-of-the-box collection of wines resulting from the refusal of absolute truths in the cellar. Or a set of provocations by Miguel Louro made of wines that, for several reasons, turned out to be the result of serendipity, improvisation or shrewd turnarounds after trail incidents. Passionate and unrepeatable.
A controversial white, made in the way of reds, with pelicular maceration, which reveals an unusual acidity for the Alentejo region. It feels like a wine already with a handful of years of aging in bottle, with delicate aromas, marked by a chemical note, suggesting a Riesling, and by symptoms of oxidation. It has a brutal acidity…
Based on barrels that ended up unused for the Quinta do Mouro and Quinta do Mouro Rótulo Dourado lots, as initially thought, these two reds gained a life of their own. The first is a softer, more well-behaved wine with open and generous fruit, with harmony, silky and with a spicy finish, while the second is more tense and deep, walking the wrong paths closer to the profile of Quinta do Mouro.
It’s an Alentejo region red wine… but nobody would guess that. Miguel Louro recommends it for lamprey dishes, in a note of irreverence that takes us to other Portuguese wine latitudes. Challenging and provocative, with a complex and vibrant aroma, with rough tannins and a remarkable acidity, in the mouth it is a prodigy of intensity and freshness.