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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Brancotext

Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2022

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 bâtonnage. Fragrant pear, quince blossoms, grapefruit streak across a stony, electric palate, with a slick of lees over river stones that linger on the saline finish. Very refined, with beauty energy and verve.Tasted: 11 December 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$36.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Luis Seabra VinhosDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Rabigato - Códega do Larinho - Gouveio - Donzelinho - ViosinhoCSPC: 217150UPC: 05600790052088