In a nutshell:
A light, juicy and extemely moreish red from Portugal's Alentejo region.
Quinta do Mouro, from where this comes, is owned and run by self taught winemaker Miguel Louro who is not your typical Alentejo producer, but they make some quite special stuff. This wine is not typical of the region either, but we enjoyed it so much we wanted to get it on the shelves. It doesn't conform with most of the region's winemaking rules, so while it's actually from 2017, it's technically an NV (non-vintage) wine. They've taken a modern, hands-off approach to the winemaking, with fermentation and ageing in stainless steel. A light maceration, with some stems, means this wine is light and juicy, with just a hint of soft, fine tannin adding a lovely texture. Pure cherry and berry fruit are balanced really well by a hint of green, woody earthiness from those stems.
When to drink:
Interestingly different and very rewarding, a perfect red to drink by itself it's also good with feathered game and poultry.