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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalIlimitado is akin to Seabra's village wine. This Branco comes from 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. 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 bâtonage. Broken stones rule this textural wine, moving subtle quince, pear skin, tangerine pith, wild melon, green apple along a streamlined, saline, schistous frame. Striking and memorable.Tasted: 10 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 36.00 private wine shops ON 27.95 consignment Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Rabigato - Códega do Larinho - Gouveio - Donzelinho - ViosinhoCSPC: 217150UPC: 05600790052088