‘Xisto Ilimitado’ Branco, Luis Seabra, Douro, Portugal 2019
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Native grape varieties – low SO2
In 2012, Luis Seabra quit his prestigious role as head winemaker at Niepoort to strike out on his own. After many years working under some of the more renowned winemakers in the world, he felt the time was right to put his energy into a first solo project.
From his high-altitude vineyards in the Douro, he produces both whites and reds that are based on blends of native grape varieties from ancient, co-planted vineyards on a combination of soil types.
Luis’ philosophy is encapsulated by the name ‘Cru’ under which he bottles his wines. Meaning raw, his aim is to produce wines that offer a sense of place in a true, honest manner. He only adds a tiny dose of sulphur, ensuring the wines are a true representation of their unique terroirs.
We were all blown away when we first tasted Luis’ wines and we are thrilled to have been able to secure a small allocation for the Scottish market.
‘Xisto Ilimitado’ Branco 2018
Produced from an indigenous field blend including 50% Rabigato, 15% Gouveio and 20% Codega do Larinho among others.
Expect good concentration of fruit with balanced acidity, rich mouthfeel and a long, mineral finish.