Luís Louro Alento Reserva Branco 2021

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Alentejo is best known for its big reds, but after tasting this refreshing white, you’d wonder why.

And you’re in good hands with Luís Louro, who many in Portugal consider makes the country’s best white wines.

He’s also out to prove that Alentejo is capable of making great whites.

Part of his secret is the location of his vineyards in Estramoz - they’re located at a higher elevation than the rest of the region.

This is a blend of 70% Arinto and 30% Antão Vaz, two typical grapes of the area.

The Arinto brings freshness and citrusy notes to the wine - while the Antão Vaz adds body and ripeness.

The wine is aged for 5 months in old French oak barrels - this gives the wine texture and structure, rather than obvious oaky flavours.

This wine was a huge hit at our Spring Tasting, where Luís snuck a few bottles in under the table. So be sure to try it to see what had people raving about it!

Wine type white wine
Grape(s) 70% Arinto, 30 % Antão Vaz
Country Portugal
Region of origin Alentejo
Appellation Vinho Regional
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 12.5
Oak? yes
Months in Oak 6 months
Type of Oak 300L used French oak barrels
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) no
Average age of vines 20
Average altitude of vines (m) 350
Soil type(s) schist and calcareous
Closure Type natural cork
Is this wine organic? no
Biodynamic? no
Sustainably produced? yes, not certified yet
Suitable for vegans? yes
Ageing potential (years) 5 to 7 years
Ideal drinking window 2023- 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.

A classic local dish would be roasted sea bream, with red peppers, onions, garlic and herbs.

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