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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Douro Tintotext
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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Douro Tinto 2017

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalA field blend of six varieties planted across three subzones, Illimitado is a soil survey of the schist-driven terroir in the Douro. This year the blend is led by touriga franca, and includes tinta roriz, tinta marcela, and malvasia preta in the mix, all sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards planted from 1960-1980, and at 400-600m. Entirely whole cluster, this was fermented 60/40 stainless vat and granite lagares with foot trodding. Opening young and grippy, with plum, wild blackberry, sarsaparilla, worn leather, blueberry on a bed of wet slate. There's a fine buzz that textures throughout to the lingering finish.Tasted: 13 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 27.95 consignment BC 36.00 private wine shops Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Touriga Franca - Tinta Amarela - Tinta Roriz - Rufete - Tinta Barroca - Malvasia Preta - Donzelinho TintoCSPC: 217147UPC: 05600790052064