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Luis Seabra Granito Cru Branco Dãotext

Luis Seabra Granito Cru Branco Dão 2018

Serra da Estrela, Dão, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis is the first vintage of Granito Cru from Dão, and the 35+ year old vines of Encruzado, Bical and Sercial are rooted in the high altitude granite soils off the Serra da Estrela Mountain, in the village of Vila Nova de Tazém. The wine was native fermented and aged for 1 year in 500 L used barrels, and then into stainless for 6 months prior to bottling. This pours a hazy / cloudy pale yellow hue, and teems with wild lemon, meadow grass, subtle lemon blossom, verbena, and crushed stone. Acidity is easily lofted, steaming this to an amply saline and lengthy finish. Subtle, yet striking, this is a charmer.Tasted: 11 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Encruzado - Bical - Cercial