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Luis Seabra Mono Ctext
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Luis Seabra Mono C 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalMono C translates that this is a mono-varital Castelao, with 25+ year old grapes from a single vineyard in Oliveira's clay loam and yellow slate soils, at 490m. As with all Seabra's reds, this was entirely whole cluster, and foot trodden in plastic bins with a 3 week ferment and maceration before 16 months in older 500L French oak. Wild black fruits, ample herbal thorns and brooding dark florals are structured with a slatey, firm underlay, and framed with inherently grippy, textural tannins. Acidity is lofted, giving this savoury and wild wine drinkability now.Tasted: 18 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
ON$46.95750mlconsignment
BC$61.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Grape: Castel√£o