Casa de Mouraz - Bolinha 2021
Truly delicious orange wine. This is made from a field blend of white grapes grown at high altitude at the foot of the Caramulo mountains. They are co-harvested and co-vinified, spending two months on skins before being aged in steel for one year. The results is staggering - pronounced aromatic herbs, thyme and rosemary, alongside citrus and stone fruits and a beautiful salty finish.
Made by the wonderful couple Sara Dionisio and Antonio Lopes Ribeiro, who started Casa de Mouraz in 2002 when they moved back from Lisbon to Antonio's native town of Mouraz in the Dão region. They aim to showcase their unique part of the world, and create wines that gently speak of their sandy granitic soils, their microclimate between two mountain ranges, and their unique collective energy.