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Vinha do Mouro Tinto '15

Alentejo

Vinha do Mouro Tinto '15

As huge advocates for the wines of Portugal, over the years we have featured wines from throughout the country. One region, despite its size and importance, was underrepresented at Perman Wine. Why?

Alentejo is certainly one of Portugal's most important and visited wine regions. We often refer to it as the Napa Valley of Portugal, with its warm climate, larger estates, and reputation for full-bodied reds. Yet in my tastings of Alentejo wines over the years, one thing became clear. Most of the time the wines, while of good quality, felt like they could come from anywhere in the world.

There was one Alentejo producer that I have tasted since that first trip to Portugal, that was head and shoulders in quality above his neighbors. For many years I waited patiently for them to be available in Illinois, and now they are!

Quinta do Mouro is the icon of Alentejo. Located in Estremoz, Miguel Louro works with 33 hectares of vines, planted to different varietals and spread among several parcels. The wines of Estremoz, in the talented hands of Louro, walk that fine line. These are wines of power, but with the freshness that Estremoz can bring. They are true Alentejo wines.

Mouro makes a huge range of wines. Many of the top wines are priced as world-class wines, which they are. So it is really a treat to be able to show you a glimpse of what Quinta do Mouro can do at a great price point.

Vinha do Mouro Tinto is a blend of 45% Trincadeira, 30% Aragonez, 15% Alicante Bouschet, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Not as concentrated or complex as the other Mouro wines, this is meant as an everyday red for the table. The 2015 displays great freshness, with red berries, herb and pepper notes, and soft tannins on the finish.

This is a terrific wine to pair alongside grilled meats, and with the 4th of July rapidly approaching, this would be a perfect selection.

Perman

Portugal

Details

Producer Quinta do Mouro
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

3 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

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Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.8990
orders@permanwine.com

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