2018 Luis Seabra Granito Cru Dao

Luis Seabra |Douro |Encruzado
Thrillling mineral-charged dry white from the Dao region of northern Portugal.

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Granito handily translates from the Portuguese as 'Granite' - this stunning, minerally white blend comes from the high central hills of the Dao regions, just to the south the Douro Valley, which are laden with granitic soils

The energy and tension oft seen with whites off granite soils is incredibly evident here. This blend of local grapes Encruzado, Bical and Sercial, bounces with citric bite, floral aromatics and delights in a salty crunchy finish. It's like a vinous Margarita.

There's some cloudy haze in this unfined and unfiltered release. It's a beltingly-good wine.

The philosophy at Luis Seabra Vinhos is encapsulated in the brand name Cru, which means raw. Luis’s aim is to make wines that really tell you where they come from, wine from specific vineyards with minimal intervention, wines that are true and honest, raw and pure…. Just getting back to basics.

The only thing used in the wines is sulphur and, even then, in low amounts “just to keep the wines on the track.” Luis prefers to have more oxygen in the juice and in young wines, for them to be able to stabilize in all ways and to age better in the bottle. The impact of this minimal intervention approach is readily apparent in Seabra’s textural, un-pushed wines and the funky, slightly nutty rather than fruity flavour profile of his whites in particular.

94 Points - "Dao expression here. Encruzado, bical and sercial the varieties off a 35 year old site.

Very salty, deliciously so, in the vein of great minerally wines of the world. So pure yet richness too, stone fruit, melon, almond, amazing persistence and energy with tension and purity in spades. sticks to the palate with salty nuttiness and herbal lift. Wow. This is a wine to sit you back in your seat. So much to talk about, so much to enjoy." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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