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Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru Branco
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Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru Branco 2017

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalLuis Seabra is highly respected in Portuguese winemaking, having made the wines at Niepoort for a decade before leaving to make his own name with Douro wines. From sustainably farmed Douro Superiore vineyards planted from 1920-1933 on mica schists at 650-700m, this is a blend of 70 percent rabigato, balanced out with codega, gouveio, viosinho, and dozelino branco. Minerality rings from the start, with broken stones, meadow herbs, subtle dried quince, light anise and a pad of earthy lees to a flake salt and flint finish. Fantastic structure, finesse, and nonchalance, this is a joy to drink now and in future.Tasted: 10 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 57.95 consignment BC 58.00 private wine shops Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Rabigato - Codega - Gouveio - Viosinho Dozelino BrancoUPC: 5600790052026