Luis Louro Alento Reserva Tinto 2017

Traditional Price €30
WineSpark Price €17.23
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This wine is sold out, and the new vintage will be back in the autumn. In the meantime, try the Pequenas Parcelas Cabernet Sauvignon!

If you gave me a big pot of gold to invest in one wine region anywhere on planet Earth - I’d pick Alentejo in Portugal. Once you taste this wine, you’ll realise why.

It’s a blend of three native Portuguese grapes (Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Touriga Nacional), plus a smidgeon of Syrah to give it an extra boost.

The wine is dark, rich, and smooth... everything you want in a big red. But because of Luis’ elevated vineyards there’s a lovely freshness to it as well - making it oh-so drinkable.

The value here is insane. Taste it and see why Portugal, and in especially Alentejo, is on the rise.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

40% Alicante Bouschet, 40% Aragonez, 10% Touriga Nacional, 10% Syrah

Country

Portugal

Region of origin

Alentejo

Appellation

IGP

Vintage

2017

Alcohol %

14

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12

Type of Oak

300L French Oak Barrels - 25% new

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

No

Average age of vines

20 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

300

Soil type(s)

Schist

Closure Type

Natural Cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes, but not certified

Suitable for vegans?

Yes 

Ageing potential

10 years

Ideal drinking window

2021 - 2025

I don’t know why, but Luis kind of flew under the radar when I worked with him at Naked. It might be because we had larger, more established players in our Portuguese range. 

Or his really good stuff was just out of reach, price-wise. But with WineSpark’s business model, I realised his amazing wines could suddenly be affordable and attainable to normal people. And that’s exactly what it’s all about.

Read more about Luis.

Locals would pair this with a stew of boiled pork and beef. You use the same water to cook the veg - cabbage, potatoes etc. It sounds dodgy but Luis says it works!

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.
    **Due to temporary staffing constraints in our supply chain, orders placed between 12pm Tuesday and 12pm Thursday will be delivered on Friday.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

A large order surcharge of €10 per case is added to orders of 3 cases and over.

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

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Customer Reviews

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Stephen Mahon (Dublin)

Super moreish Spanish red wine, our winespark favourite so far, also great value for the quality

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Sean O’Neill (Arklow)
Fabulous Portuguese red

Full bodied, yet not heavy, an ideal dinner wine and very moreish, probably our favourite Winespark red!

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Bartholomew Moriarty (Dublin)
Enjoyed this wine and will buy again. Good value.

Paired well with a roast rack of lamb.

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Michael (Deansgrange)

Excellent value wine at this price. Silky smooth medium to full bodied red but with nicely balanced fruit and freshness.

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steve rourke (Bantry)

Very good rioja style red. Excellent value

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James (Dublin)

Gorgeous wine...great example of a Alentejo red.

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