Paulo Laureano is one of the most respected Portuguese winemakers and a reference for wines in the Alentejo region. Agronomist and oenologist, trained between Portugal, Australia, and Spain, after teaching at the University of Évora for 10 years, he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to what has moved him since 2003, making wine. This mixed case includes:
5 bottles x Paulo Laureano Vinhas Velhas Branco 2021. As the name indicates, this wine is made with old vines of Portuguese native varieties such as Antão Vaz, Arinto and Fernão Pires. The three of them are vinified separately and blended before bottling, being the Antão Vaz fermented in barrels, and the other two in stainless steel.
Fresh and elegant, with aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and hints of white flowers. On the palate, this blend of white varieties is silky and creamy, and has an excellent acidity.
Pair this wine with grilled fish and soft cheeses.
7 bottles x Paulo Laureano Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2019. This wine is made with old vines of Portuguese native varieties such asAragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. The grapes ferment in stainless steel vats and aged for 12 months in new and used French oak barrels.
It shows a generous, rounded nose of brambly/blackberry jam, perfumed florality, some oak vanilla and nutmeg. It is medium-full bodied, soft, genteel and warming with fine chalk tannin. Some minerality on the finish. The length is very good to excellent.