Rather than single vineyard, this is a single soil field blend, from plots planted in the southern Douro from 1920-1933. It is intended as a clear expression of terroir and place. Sustainably farmed vines, and vinified using only spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeasts. This way he removes all potential variability other than the soil type as an expression of terroir.
2016 93View from the Cellar, 2016 92WA, 2016 93 WS, 2014 94 WA
70% Rabigato, remaining balance field blend of Codega (10%) , Gouveio (10%) and Viosinho Dozelino Branco (10%) . Sustainably farmed vineyards planted from 1920-1933. Tended in mica schist soil from 650-700 m (2,133-2,297 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
This mineral wine begs for bivalves of all sorts, particularly raw. Oysters, clams, mussels. Also makes a terrific pair with bright cheese like chevre.
Spontaneously fermented in used tonneaux using indigenous yeast present on the fruit. 9 months on the lees. 12 months in French oak used barrels , no battonage, no malolactic ferementation.
320 cs (3 pack)
Vineyards located in southern part of Douro Superior, in eastern Douro near the Spanish border. This is a subregion that experiences extreme highs and lows from a temperature standpoint, with some of the greatest day-night temperature delta in Portugal. As such the fruit experiences terrific hangtime. Vines planted exclusively in mica schist soil at 650-700m elevation.
Brilliant straw. On the nose, high toned and mineral driven aromas of sour peach, flowers, fresh fennel bulb and savory. On the palate, more peach, citrus zest and fennel, with white pepper and floral tones rounding out the finish.
2015: 13% /2016:12.5%
8437013189835 / 2015: 5600790052026