LES-A-LES//Medieval de Ourem
The most recent project of producers Jorge Santos & Rui Lopes, this collection is a voyage through some of Portugal’s forgotten wine heritage, boasting some of the rarest and most peculiar gems the country has to offer.
For their “Medieval de Ourem,” Jorge and Rui headed to Encostas d’Aire, where from an organic vineyard producing Fernao Pires and Castelao, they reproduced one of the oldest wine “recipes” found in Portugal. A technique introduced 500 years ago by monks, a Medieval de Ourem is mostly made with white grapes with a hint of red. Soft, elegant, and smooth on the palate, this wine is truly multi-layered with enough brininess for food and a splash of raisined fruit that have somehow come together to provide the perfect balance for this unique wine.