CASA de MouRAZ
The story of Casa de Mouraz is the story of Sara Dioniso and António Ribiero, who first met in Lisbon when Sara was a dancer and António was the editor of an arts & culture magazine.
António was born at Mouraz, in the heart of the Dão, on a property which his family has farmed for generations. The property is incredibly diverse, with forests of oak, pine, chestnut, and cork interspersed with old & new vine plantings, shifting soils of granite and clay, and altitudes ranging from 150-400m. They organically & biodynamically farm thirteen hectares of various grapes (4 white and 5 red varieties).
~2020 AIR VINHO VERDE~
A crisp and mineral-driven blend of 60% Loureiro, 30% Avesso, 5% Arinto, 5% Azal, crushed and cold-soaked for 48hrs, fermented with indigenous yeasts over 3 months in temperature-controlled tanks. Grown in granitic soils near Viana do Castelo, in the region of Vinho Verde, 8 km from the Atlantic ocean.
‘air’ vinho verde 6 x 750ml | SKU #350083 | $24.73
~2019 CASA DE MOURAZ ROSÉ~
A field blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Tinto Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Água-Santa and other traditional Portuguese varieties. Crushed grapes spent 2 hours in the press before going to tank for a long and slow temperature-controlled fermentation.
Intense and elegant wine, with an orangey hue and an intense aroma of raspberry, red apple and strawberry. Full and complex in the mouth, dry and refreshing with a long finish.
Casa de Mouraz rosé 6 x 750ml | SKU #358080 | $25.92
~2020 CASA DE MOURAZ BRANCO~
A field blend of 50-year-old Encruzado and Malvasia Fina, grown in vineyards on the mid-slope, at altitude of 400m on granitic soils. Harvest was during the first half of September. After crushing, the grapes were cold-soaked for 48hrs before slowly fermenting in temperature-controlled tanks for 3 months.
Light lemon colour with aromas of tangerine, gold delicious apple, white acacia and a hint of flint. On the palate, this nervy white is taut and fresh, with white grapefruit, Meyer lemon, mineral salinity and some smokiness.
Casa de Mouraz Branco 6 x 750ml | SKU #358075 | $25.92
~2019 CASA DE MOURAZ ENCRUZADO~
Encruzado, a renowend grape of the Dão region, is crushed and cold-soaked for 24hrs before getting pressed back into temperature-controlled tanks. Fermentation was slow, taking 2 months to complete, after which the wine spent an additional 6 months in tank with gentle battonage.
Mineral and floral, fresh and structured, pure and deep. Hints of peach, lime and orange blossom. Large presence on the mouth, perfect balance, with impressive purity of fruit, full of flavour, freshness and a crisp citrus acidity
Encruzado 6 x 750ml | SKU #358072 | $30.69
A field blend of five traditional Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, and Agua Santa.
Mid cherry red. Fabulously scented red fruits. Ripe but fresh red cherries. Gorgeous intensity of fruit but with a peppery dry character to balance the red fruit. This is a very Portuguese wine, well structured, full bodied and serious; bottled March 2019.
Casa de Mouraz Tinto 6 x 750ml | SKU #358066 | $25.92