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 in regards to the Tinto de Estremoz wine?

This can be a large, juicy pink 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 greatest promoting pink – and even picked up a 5* assessment in The Instances.

Why do you like this wine?

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

Earlier than the 1974 revolution in Portugal, it wasn’t actually thought-about a wine area past Port. Which is why you’ll be able to nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style fully 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 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 she or he’s completely unimaginable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals had been eager about it… choosing up the odd “Winemaker of the Yr” gong alongside the best way. Nicely deserved, we expect.

What are the tasting notes?

This can be 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 awesome large hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising strategies?

Alentejo is a particularly scorching area. However Donzilia and her crew use the most recent expertise to scale back water consumption on the vineyards.