This Vinha do Mouro red 2017 was made from the Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties, from vineyards at an altitude of 450m. About 15% of the lot aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels. It shows a good aromatic complexity of red and black fruit, very fresh and at the right point of maturation, complemented with hints of spice, a light vegetable, quince and some forest. In the mouth it has a well-balanced structure and volume, with very fine fruit, light and elegant tannins, good freshness and present and well-integrated acidity, giving it strength and a vibrant and persistent finish.
Ready to drink but it will be interesting to appreciate its evolution. Serve at 17ºC.
Quinta do Mouro is located on the outskirts of the city of Estremoz and is the scene of a peculiar viticulture, not only for the careful choice of grape varieties but also for the unusual management of the vines, planted mainly in shale soils, of low productivity and without irrigation. In the long hectares of vineyards, the indigenous varieties Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, Arinto, Antão Vaz and Verdelho predominate, as well as the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Petit Syrah.