Quinta do Mouro ERRO 3 2013
- Grape variety
- Old vines
- Drinking window
It is a wine that is born from mistakes, and the least we can say is that mistakes happen for a reason. This is a different wine, full of character. It is the work of a wine man who hates rules, abhors political correctness, maintains his polemics with undeniable pleasure and refuses to see wine as a simple product designed to please the market.
A former dentist, Miguel Louro bought Quinta Do Mouro, north of the town of Estremoz, in 1979. In the 1980s, he re-established the vineyard surrounding the property. The first vintage of Quinta do Mouro came out in 1994, it has since become one of the main references in Alentejo and is assisted today by his sons Luis and Miguel.The estate is now 30 hectares in size, and is situated at an altitude of 400 metres on a soil of clay and rock (marble and schist).Miguel has a very traditional vision of wine production and therefore limits his use of modern technology. It often seems that it is at Quinta do Mouro that the best juice comes out of the press. All wines are aged for at least one year in oak barrels and the best vintages are then aged for at least 3 years in the bottle.
It is a wine with complex and vibrant aromas, the tannins are rough, the acidity is remarkable, the mouth oscillates between intensity and freshness.