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Luis Seabra Mono Atext

Luis Seabra Mono A 2021

Dão, Northern Portugal, PortugalAfter a successful decade as winemaker at Niepoort, Luis Seabra decided to break out on his own, leaving his name on the wines of Douro and elsewhere. Mono A translates to this being a mono-varietal Alfrocheiro, from Dão's granitic quartz soils. This vineyard was planted around 1987, in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountain Range. This was native fermented with 40% whole cluster in 5000L wooden vats, and aged in foudre for 14 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration. Fragrant plum, perfumed wild flowers, cassis, anise flow across a tightly textural palate, framed by grippy tannins, and lofted with easy smoked stony acidity. Savoury quartzite darts keep this pretty wine serious and up the intrigue though a lingering finish.Tasted: 18 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$67.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Grape: Alfrocheiro