Casa de Mouraz

Bianco 2015
Dao, Portugal

This wine has the ability to walk on both sides of the line, rich in texture yet fit and trim.  It has lemon color with a spark of golden tones achieved by blending more than nine different old vine grapes which are then all co-fermented.  The nose is very enticing with a mix of pine, nuts and stone fruits. The palate is dry with a more citrus fruit character, medium acidity and good body.
Husband and wife team, Sara Dionísio and António Lopes Ribeiro, are one of Portugal’s greatest proponents of organic (and more recently, biodynamic) wine production. With 98% of their wines exported and their wines listed in one of the world’s greatest restaurants, Copenhagen’s Norma, they are the essence of what Portugal’s tiny, traditionally focused, family run wineries are capable of achieving.
Making wine in their tiny winery, adjacent to the local village church and just a stone's throw away from the house Antonio was born in, they have deep generational ties to their village, Mouraz, and its terroir. Antonio has uncovered documentation that records Portugal's first kings as having ordering wine produced in Mouraz and recently the two have acquired land where these vineyards once existed.
A blend of Encruzado, Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal-Branco, Rabo-de-Ovelha, Fernão-Pires, Uva-Cão, Síria and others.