Casa de Mouraz Clarete 2016
Producer: Casa de Mouraz
Grape(s): Alvarelhão, jaen, trincadeira, fernão pires
This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s December 2021 box, curated by sommelier Jhonel Faelnar. Learn more about our December wines and join Eater Wine Club today! Join Eater Wine Club today!
Tasting notes on the wine:
"A field blend and a co-ferment of alvarelhão, jaen, trincadeira, and Fernão Pires (aka a mix of red and white grapes). Taken from a Spanish style that’s akin to a lighter red or a deeper rosado, it is a category in and of itself. Casa de Mouraz’s rendition is layered with strawberry and cherry, along with a little bit of basil and white pepper; a distinctive note of loam and earth comes through to round out this unique creation. Serve with a slight chill and enjoy it with heartier fare, like duck." — Jhonel Faelnar
About the winemaker:
"I met Sara Dionisio at an opportune tasting in the Dão region of Portugal, a quick stop before continuing to the Douro Valley. I had already tasted the wines before and was enchanted by them, but Sara herself is a personality — she was impossible to miss in the room, with her large round glasses, abundantly curly hair, and megawatt smile. She and her husband, Antonio Lopes Ribeiro, started the first successful organic winery in the region in 2000 and have since gone biodynamic." — Jhonel Faelnar