Casa de Mouraz Six Pack
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We are long-time admirers of António Lopes Ribeiro and Sara Díonisio, owners and operators of Casa de Mouraz, who make distinctive, terroir-driven organic, biodynamic and low intervention wines in the schist soils of the Dāo, central Portugal.
They make wines from old mixed vineyards, planted with a range of indigenous grape varieties, using ambient yeasts and traditional concrete tanks – never oak.
Their wines are consistent and high quality, and sales help their ongoing efforts to rebuild, after they lost half their 13 hectare vineyard, their wine warehouse, and António’s ancestral family home in a forest fire in 2017.
We have curated – and discounted – six of their wines. Each box comes with a print out of notes on the wines.
Casa de Mouraz, Vinho Verde António Lopes Ribeiro 2020
Sara and António also lease a small vineyard in Vinho Verde, and make this unusually weighty and fully vinified (non spritzy) Vinho Verde. It’s a little reminiscent of Riesling, with a bright gold colour and racy acidity. Hints of lemon, nectarine, fennel and a faint whiff of kerosene. (12.5% abv.)
Casa de Mouraz, Encruzado 2019
A classy white wine: lemony, peachy, mineral. Portugal’s answer to white Burgundy? (13%)
Casa de Mouraz, Dāo Branco 2021
Portugal’s Dāo region once had a thriving local tradition of making field blends – wines from vineyards planted with numerous varieties, all of which were picked at the same time and co-fermented. Casa de Mouraz keep this tradition alive, using 15 different indigenous Portuguese varietals in this wine. Expect a fresh and vibrant white, with green fruit and citrus flavours. (12.5% abv.)
Casa de Mouraz, Dāo Rosé 2019
Sara and António leave this rosé on the lees for a whole year before release, making the wine more mature and weightier on release. This refreshing dry rosé bursts with flavour – strawberry, cherry, peach and mint. (12.5%)
Casa de Mouraz, Dāo Tinto 2015
A partner red field blend to the Dāo Branco above. Over 15 indigenous varieties in this one too. Surprisingly youthful given the age of the wine – notes of plum, blackberry and fig. (13.5%)
Casa de Mouraz, Dāo ‘Elfa’ 2015
One of the estate’s top reds – the fruit of 40 year old plus vines in an old mixed planted vineyard, interspersed with cherry and olive trees. Up to 30 different varieties, white and red, go into this remarkable wine, which was awarded the top prize category (a ‘platinum’) and 97 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
This is a deep and supple red. This 2015 vintage still tastes youthfully fruity; expect lashings of blackcurrant, black cherry, brambles and fig. (14%)