2019 Antonio Madeira A Liberdade Branco

A piercing and precise mineral-charged field blend from the Dão's Serra da Estrela hilltops.

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This is the most intense and piercing of the excellent white wines from Antonio Madeira.

This field blend is comprised of 23 native Portuguese white varieties grown on granite soils across two vineyards: one 25 years of age, the other averaging over 80 years.

A saline edge, fine, electric acidity, a white flower lift to the nose and an exceptional extension of flavour through the finish characterise this release.

Think of the racy spine of Riesling with the texture of something along the lines of Grenache Blanc or similar and you're in the right zone. It's a gorgeous white wine. Just 2000 bottles made.

SOIL TYPE : Granite
VINEYARDS : 70% from 25 years old vineyard (Encruzado, Cerceal and Bical) and 30% from 80 years old vineyards (field blend of 20 native grape varieties)
ALT. FROM SEA LEVEL : 500/600 m PRUNING METHOD : Guyot
HARVEST PERIOD : September 2019 HARVEST METHOD : Hand picked
FERMENTATION : Indigenous yeasts, no added sulfite, stainless steel tank
MALOLACTIC : Done AGEING : 8 months in stainless steel tanks
BOTTLED : April 2020
ALCOHOL : 13.5% PH 3.40 TOTAL ACIDITY (G/L) 5.05 VOLATILE ACIDITY (G/L) 0.35
FREE SO2 AT BOTTLING (MG/L) Less than 13 TOTAL SO2 (MG/L) Less than 27
RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/L) 0.5 VOLUMIC MASS (G/ML) 0.9877
PRODUCTION : 2000 bottles

94 Points - "Feels complex and pure, clean and saline, savoury and delicious. Unreal white wine. Scents of sea spray and warm, salted cashews, whiffs of green apple too. Doubles down in the palate with more of the same, glides effortlessly and feels succulent and tingly with minerally things going on. Superb wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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