Corujão

Corujão 2017



Grape variety
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro
Drinking window
2020-2025
Alc.
13,00%
Vinification
in open fermenters
Ripening
12 months in oak and another 6 months in stainless steel tank
Light-bodied
Full-bodied
Straightforward
Complex


Three friends from the Douro valley, each of whom deserved their share of gratitude, were dreaming of adventure. When Alvaro Castro, from the neighbouring Dão region, told them about an estate for sale, they didn't hesitate for long. They now produce elegant and lighter wines in Dão alongside their rather powerful Douro wines. Jorge Moreira (Poeira), Xito Olazabal (Quinta do Vale Meão) and Jorge Borges (Pintas) are all producers of great wines that are well known in the Douro. Thanks to a later harvest in the Dão, they could easily meet this new challenge together. From the few beautiful plots at the foot of the Serra da Estrela, a first red M.O.B., a blend of Touriga, Alfrocheiro Jaen and Baga, was released in 2011. In 2012 a white M.O.B. based on Encruzado and Bical appeared. Finally, the accessible red Corujão has in the meantime become an absolute success among Belgian wine lovers.

On the nose, spices, red fruits and a beautiful complexity. On the palate, again small red fruits, cherries and raspberries. Supple tannins, a nice substance without heaviness and a nice mouth-feel in the middle of the mouth. Long and tasty finish.


  • MOB - Moreira, Olazabal & Borges
    Producer

    MOB - Moreira, Olazabal & Borges

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  • Dão
    Region

    Dão

    This region produces some of the most elegant, mineral and complex wines in Portugal. It’s located in the heart of the country, approximately... More


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