What am I: Casa de Mouraz is married couple Sara Dionísio and Antonio Ribeiro. One of the early adopters of organic viticulture in the Dão region, their wines have become reference points for fresh, natural, yet affordable wines that speak to the authentic grapes and landscapes of this important appellation.
In the summer of 2017, tragedy befell the couple when many of their most prized vineyards were destroyed in terrible fires that blanketed the region. Like a phoenix, Mouraz has risen from the ashes, replanting the vineyards with a focus on fresh young wines. These new wines reinforce Casa de Mouraz’s place as one of the most important organic wine producers in Portugal.
Planet Mouraz Bolinha 2017 / Casa de Mouraz is a very old-school Dão white wine made with old-school methods that are in high demand by natural white wine connoisseurs. Fermented in open tanks with skin contact, and produced from many different old varieties, the resulting wine is exotic, attractive, savory and memorable. With a nose of rosemary, thyme, oregano, honey, wildflower, and lemon peel, this is a truly unique white wine. No sulfur is added to this wine, and it is made without any additives in the cellar.
Bolinha, their dog, also gets winemaker credit on the label.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Dão
Grape Varieties: Old vineyard field blend of multiple varieties including Malvasia Fina, Encruzado, Bical
Alcohol by volume: 13%