The European Wine Bloggers excursion into the Alentejo was an excellent experience. The first stop was at Quinta do Mouro with the highly entertaining wine maker/owner Miguel Mouro. A highly entertaining chap, like many in the wine world, a ‘character’ who took us through his wine range with anecdote and aplomb… and it is here the apology/confession rears.
The previous night was a long one; wine during the conference, beer and rum during the evening after. And just 3 hours sleep. So the palate just wasn’t functioning. I took no notes either and didn’t tweet anything. Feeling very guilty.
One thing I did pick up during the multi-language discourse was that Quinta do Mouro has (the only?) plantings of the centurion grape in Portugal (centurion being a cross of cabernet and carignan). I recall a slurp or two and a play at blending with Touriga Nacional and Cabernet…
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