Da Cruz e Teles COZs de Montexuntos POP Tinto
Sometimes you think out loud that the Portuguese section could use a bit of a refresh and then the next day this beauty walks in the door. Then you wonder if you should invest more time in this “manifesting” the kids are always on about. Da Cruz e Teles is a partnership between winemakers, Tiago Teles (Gilda, RAIZ) and Antonio Marques-da Cruz (Quinta da Serradinha).
Their collaboration was born of a desire to resurrect the vineyards of Quinta dos Cozinheiros, which had been abandoned after the death of Jose Mendonça, a winemaker who had been a touchstone for younger makers in the region. Their aim is to make wines that are an homage to his memory. After the initial success of this partnership they have gone on to acquire additional vineyard sites in Montejunto north of Lisbon. The grapes for this wine come from one of those sites. It is medium bodied with lovely (plump) red fruits and finesse. A new favorite for sure!