Perfect Drinking Temperature: chilled
Grapes: Malvasia-Fina, Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal-Branco, Tamarez, Barcelo, Malvasia-Rei, Fernão-Pires and other typical portuguese grapes
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of indigenous yeast. Produced from typical Dão grape varieties, cultivated in an ecological way, absolutely respecting their territory of origin. The grapes come from a plot of vines over 60 years old, situated on the slope of the Caramulo mountain range. The soil is granitic and the altitude is around 550m. The manual harvest was made in the early days of September. Fermented in a traditional wine press (“lagar”) with the skins for 1 week, after transferred to a stainless steel vat where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation was completed. Natural vinification during all the process, with no addition of yeasts, sulfites or other products. Aged for 1 year on the lees, before the bottling. No fining, no filtration. About 1200 bottles were produced, all numbered.
Taste: Notes of dried aromatic herbs, lemon thyme, rosemary, field flowers. Intense, exuberant, full of claw and personality, is a white that leaves no one indifferent!--
CASA DE MOURAZ - The winemaker of Planet Mouraz Bolinha
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CASA de MOURAZ was created by António Ribeiro and Sara Dionísio, who left their jobs in Lisbon and immersed themselves in what has become a family adventure, a version of sustainable viticulture and authentic winemaking. Mouraz, situated in the heart of Dão region, is António’s birth place, where his family has farmed vineyards in a holistic and ecological way for many generations.
This is also a place where the landscape and terroir is shaped by its people and geography, old and new vineyards coexisting with the pine, oak, chestnut and cork trees in a wild forest. This diversity is reveals itself in the personality and complexity of the CASA de MOURAZ wines, and reflects all their passion for this place.
The farm is spread over several parcels with different soils (granite and clay) and altitudes ranging from 140 to 400 meters. The most important indigenous grape varieties are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Baga and Água-Santa for the red wines and Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal, Encruzado and Alvarinho for the whites.
All the vineyards that are part of CASA de MOURAZ gained ECOCERT’s Organic certification in 1997. In 2006 we began working with Biodynamic preparations and practices and we are now doing the conversion with Demeter.
The work done by CASA de MOURAZ was quickly recognized internationally, becoming a member of the prestigious Biodynamic wine group “Renaissance des Appellations” since 2009.