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Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru Branco

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