Miguel Louro grew up in his family's vineyards at Quinta do Mouro, so his passion for wine was instigated early. In addition to this tiny personal project in Alentejo's Estremoz, he’s the enologist for S.A. Prum, in the Mosel. This is a white blend grown on slate, including arinto, gouveio, verdelho, rabigato, and alvarinho. After a cold maceration on the skins for a day, this fermented and aged for eight months in French barrels, on the lees. Tight and spicy up front, before a creamy, lees-bedded palate with light smoke, spring blossoms and yellow fruits. Acidity lags just a bit to keep up to the Alentejo's sunned fruits, though this has a full presence beyond its 12.5 degrees.
-- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com, 2019