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Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz

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Be sure you learn the primary half to this weblog the place we interview Laura Riches & Laura Rosenberger, Co-founders of Laylo.

Please are you able to inform us extra in regards to the Tinto de Estremoz wine?

It is a large, juicy crimson mix from Estremoz, within the Alentejo area of Portugal. It’s constituted of 5 impossible-to-pronounce native varietals with a splash of Merlot.

It’s Laylo’s greatest promoting crimson – and even picked up a 5* evaluation in The Occasions.

Why do you’re keen on this wine?

Portugal is an excellent area to search out large, juicy reds at a unbelievable value.

Earlier than the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t actually thought-about a wine area past Port. Which is why you may nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style fully completely different to different wines on the cabinets. 

We additionally fell in love with the town the place the wine is made – Estremoz. It’s well-known for lovely orangey pink marble, which is what impressed the field design.

Is it true this wine is made by a feminine grower?

Sure, Donzilia Copeto. And he or she’s completely unimaginable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals have been serious about it… choosing up the odd “Winemaker of the 12 months” gong alongside the way in which. Effectively deserved, we expect.

What are the tasting notes?

It is a daring, inky wine that’s all plump cherries and darkish, mature fruit. A slight contact of French and Hungarian oak offers it a lick of spice, with tannins that style like liquid velvet. Principally, it’s like an incredible large hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising methods?

Alentejo is an especially scorching area. However Donzilia and her group use the newest expertise to cut back water consumption on the vineyards.

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