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Casa de Mouraz White 2019
Casa de Mouraz
Region: Dao
Country:Portugal
Awards

92-Decanter
Tasting Notes

A bouquet of lemon peel, rose, melon and pear, with hints of spice. Fresh with pleasing minerality on the palate.
Varieties

Malvasia Fina produces subtle, fresh, complex wines and is typically used as a blending grape for sparkling wines and still whites. This early ripener is characteristically alcohol rich, moderately acidic and plays host to a diverse range of flavours, in part based on where it is grown as well as the wine making techniques used to make it. Encruzado is regarded by many as one of the best white grapes Portugal has on offer. Grown almost exclusively in the Dão, it creates opulent, aromatic, complex wines. With an impressive balance of acidity and sugar, wines made from Encruzado have great aging potential.
Region

Perhaps surprisingly, only 5% of the Dão is under vine. Often planted in forest clearings and surrounded by mountains on three sides, the high elevations and relatively low temperatures here create a slower ripening process, resulting in wines of great acidic character. The region takes its name from the river, along which most of the vineyards are planted. Encruzado is the most widely-planted white variety here.
Vineyard

The vines are over 50 years old and planted on middle slope vineyards at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level.
Winemaking

Natural fermentation in stainless steel for six weeks. Aged on lees.

Wine Type: White Field Blend

Variety: Malvasia Fina, Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal-Branco and other indigenous grape varietals.

Classification: DOC

Orientation: n/a

Appellation: n/a

Gradient: n/a

Soil: Granite and Clay

Farming Practices: Organic / Biodynamic

Vinification: Natural fermentation in stainless steel for six weeks and aged on lees.

Residual Sugar: 0.9

Alcohol: 12.1

Malolactic: No

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 7.13

Other Practices: Sustainable, Biodynamic, Natural