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Wine of the Month: Tinto de Estremoz

You should definitely 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 massive, juicy pink mix from Estremoz, within the Alentejo area of Portugal. It’s comprised of 5 impossible-to-pronounce native varietals with a touch of Merlot.

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

Why do you like this wine?

Portugal is an excellent area to search 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 may nonetheless discover scrumptious, indigenous varietals that style utterly 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 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 unimaginable!

Donzilia was a trailblazer of sustainable winemaking practices earlier than most individuals have been desirous about it… selecting up the odd “Winemaker of the Yr” gong alongside the best way. 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 provides it a lick of spice, with tannins that style like liquid velvet. Principally, it’s like an amazing massive hug in a glass.

Does this wine use any particular rising methods?

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



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