Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz

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 concerning the Tinto de Estremoz wine?

It is a huge, juicy purple mix from Estremoz, within the Alentejo area of Portugal. It’s constructed from 5 impossible-to-pronounce native varietals with a touch of Merlot.

It’s Laylo’s finest promoting purple – and even picked up a 5* evaluation in The Instances.

Why do you’re keen on this wine?

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

Earlier than the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t actually thought of a wine area past Port. Which is why you may nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style fully totally 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 stunning 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 she or he’s completely unbelievable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals had been desirous about it… choosing up the odd “Winemaker of the 12 months” gong alongside the way in which. Nicely 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 a fantastic huge hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising methods?

Alentejo is a particularly scorching area. However Donzilia and her workforce use the most recent know-how to cut back water consumption on the vineyards.