A delightful and different red. Recommended.
About The Wine
This is the perfect entry into the wildly delicious, esoteric wines of Antonio Madeira. It's base camp for his reds, the entry point into his exciting range.
The vines for this wine range from 50-100 years of age. All granite soils, 20+ varieties in the mix. An exotic, dark and spicy wine ensues.
This is energetic, medium-full bodied, filled with spice and crunchy, moreish tannin. A note of violet in the perfume. Some dark, plummy fruit in the mix.
It's seductive and draws you back to the glass. This is a great way to discover the fascinating wines of the Dao.
About Antonio Madeira
Antonio Madeira is a winemaker of Portuguese decent, who was raised in France before returning to his home in the highlands of Portugal's Dao region to start his own label in 2011.
After rejuvenating some old, neglected vineyards high in the Serra da Estrela hills, Antonio set about producing a set of outstanding field blends that speak of his home. Biodynamic practices underpin the venture, as does a natural, Burgundian-inspired approach in the cellar.
Each wine is co-fermented. Antonio believes that grapes that grow together should go together. The resulting wines are startlingly pure - etched with clean lines, fresh acidity and crunchy mineral texture. Made in tiny quantities and mainlining a sense of place, these are exciting additions to the Portuguese landscape.