Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz

Make sure to 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 massive, 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 Occasions.

Why do you like this wine?

Portugal is an excellent area to seek out massive, juicy reds at a improbable worth.

Earlier than the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t actually thought of a wine area past Port. Which is why you possibly can nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style utterly totally different to different wines on the cabinets. 

We additionally fell in love with 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 he or she’s completely unimaginable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals had been fascinated about it… selecting up the odd “Winemaker of the Yr” gong alongside the way in which. Effectively deserved, we predict.

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 important massive hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising methods?

Alentejo is an especially sizzling area. However Donzilia and her crew use the most recent know-how to cut back water consumption on the vineyards.