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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Brancotext

Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2018

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalFrom mica, schist, and feldspar soils (what winemaker Luis Seabra deems the best for whites), this is a field blend of rabigato, códega, gouveio, vioshino and more, with vines 30-60 years old, and at 400-500m in altitude. Ilimitado is akin to Seabra's "village wine". After crushing and destemming, the grapes are pressed together, native fermented, and aged in used French oak barrels for 7 months on lees, with no MLF or battonage. Intense with schistous grip, wet stones, flax, pear, quince, herbal melon, and tangerine, this mineral-driven white expands over an evening in your glass. Delicious now, and will certainly reward with cellaring.Tasted: 30 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$36.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Rabigato - Códega do Larinho - Gouveio - Donzelinho - ViosinhoCSPC: 217150UPC: 05600790052088