A white summer by Paulo Laureano

A white summer by Paulo Laureano

Winemaker Paulo Laureano recently presented a new batch of white wines and a rosé he has produced in two of his favourite terroirs: Bucelas and Vidigueira

From Bucelas, just outside Lisbon, comes the Paulo Laureano DOC Bucelas Branco 2014, a wine of ­mineral intensity and great freshness, made from Arinto and Esgana Cão grape varieties.

The Paulo Laureano Premium Vinhas Velhas Branco 2014, the Paulo Laureano Reserve Branco 2014, and the Dolium Escolha Branco 2013 by Paulo Laureano originate from the schistose hills of Vidigueira, in the Alentejo, and have in common the Antão Vaz white grape variety, the mainstay of the region.

The exception is the Genus Generationes Maria Teresa Laureano Verdelho 2014, which, as the name suggests, was developed from the Verdelho grape variety, originally from the island of Madeira, to which Vidigueira has lent a new dimension.

The latest creation is the Paulo ­Laureano Genus Generationes Teresa Laureano Rosé 2014, an original rosé, or “against the tide” as Paulo Laureano calls it, which stands apart from the outset for its almost scarlet colour, only visible in the glass, as the bottle is made of dark glass.

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