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Companhia de Vinhos dos Profetas e Villões Listrão dos Profetastext

Companhia de Vinhos dos Profetas e Villões Listrão dos Profetas 2021

Madeira, PortugalThis must be the longest winery name in the world (and up there with the most confusing for non-Portuguese speakers). Widely regarded as one of the most dynamic winemakers in Portugal, António Maçanita crafts wines from the Azores archipelago to Alentejo, and now to Porto Santo, a small island off Madeira. This latest project was created with his friend of 15 years, Nuno Faria, a Madeiran and restaurateur. The adventuresome duo have joined forces to explore the potential of these magical islands. Listrão is produced only on the island of Porto Santo, in the archipelago of Madeira, and is also known as Palomino Fino in Jerez de La Frontera, and Listan Blanco in Tenerife. This Listrão wine comes from a low-lying vineyard 80+ years old, protected from the winds and sea air by crochet walls or reed structures. This was whole bunch pressed, and fermented in older 228L French barrels, where it remained for 10 months. Lean and marine, with tight lemon pith, green apple whipped with a saline rinse, and lit with a buzzy stoniness. This brisk white alluringly tastes of the sea. 2800 bottles, hand numbered.Tasted: 01 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Companhia de Vinhos dos Profetas e VillõesDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Palomino Fino