Moreish Común + x - 2019
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Luís Lopes is one of the most gifted winemakers in Portugal, and in his vibrant youth, he already has a vineyard, cellar and tasting experience like few professionals in the world. From Comte Lafon in Burgundy to almost a decade at the head of the classic wines of Quinta da Pellada, passing through New Zealand and at the head of projects as different and challenging as the Alvear wines in Spanish Extremadura, the humble Luís always excels. His personal Moreish project reveals his most spontaneous side, with wines as unusual from grapes and techniques discovered in his wanderings around the world, as they are delicious, to cry for more!
Vine planted in 2016, on a not too steep slope. The lower part of the slope is clay base with pebbles and the upper part of the slope is limestone clay (leaving the hand white).
Garnacha is destemmed without crushing the berries. Vinified in stainless steel and aged in used 500 liter French oak barrels for two years. The bottling and 3 months of bottle aging took place in the same place where the grapes came from, in Spain, and the winemaking took place at Bodega Palacio Quemado, where Luís is a consultant. It was bottled with low doses of sulfites, without fining or filtering, directly from the barrel.
Luís points out that Garnacha Común (as it is called in Extremadura) is very well adapted to adverse conditions. It takes time to mature and does not lose Ph or acidity easily.