Casa de Mouraz Elfa Tinto 2015
- Red Wine
The “memory” of memories. Old vine, blended varieties of grapes, species of ampelographic catalog, diversity in all its splendor. There are about 30 varieties, co-fermented and co-planted simultaneously. It’s an authentic wine, exceedingly personal and elegant.
Clear and bright intense ruby color. Expressive aromas of red, black fruit, lush notes of dried herbs. Complexity, pleasant acidity combined with velvety texture provides an elegant and long finish.
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, Platinum (97)
In the year 2000, Antonio Ribiero Lopez and his wife abandoned their trade in urban Lisbon and headed back to Antonio's birthplace, Mouraz, in the heart of Dao. Here, his ancestors have farmed the land organically for generations, gaining official organic status in the late 90's and later biodynamic status in 2006. At Casa de Mouraz, old and new vines mix with pine, chestnut, cork trees, and an abundance of other forest wildlife. Varieties are all local; Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Baga for the red wines, and Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal, Encruzado and Alvarinho for the whites. Antonio doesn't take their biodynamic practices lightly. Being avid followers of the teachings of Rudolph Steiner, cow manure and quartz are applied to the vines; in fact every action is in accordance with the lunar calendar.