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2019 Antonio Madeira Branco

Dao, Portugal

The Branco is the more tactile of the white wines of Antonio Madeira. Natural winemaking, a smidge of skin contact. A fascinating white wine from Portugal.

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Very interesting. Different.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

You'll drive yourself crazy trying to remember the 20 odd varieties that fuse together in these whites of Antonio Madeira but for those playing at home, this is a co-fermented field blend based on 90% of Siria, Fernão Pires, Bical, Arinto, Encruzado, Malvasia Fina and Cerceal.

A portion sees a little time in barrel and portion goes to stainless, Antonio searching for purity and freshness alongside vineyard expression.

The granite soils these vines grow on impart a distinct crushed-rock tannin profile into the wine that runs parallel to the intense acidity, making for a thoroughly interesting glass of wine.

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.

Vigneron Antonio Madeira
Vigneron Antonio Madeira
Photo Credit: Jorge Simao
Additional Info

From The Producer

SOIL TYPE : Granite AVERAGE VINE AGE : from 25 to 70 years old
GRAPE VARIETIES : Field blend of 20 native grape varieties, based on 90% of Siria, Fernão Pires, Bical, Arinto, Encruzado, Malvasia Fina and Cerceal.
ALT. FROM SEA LEVEL : 500/600 m PRUNING METHOD : Guyot HARVEST PERIOD : September 2019 HARVEST METHOD : Hand picked
FERMENTATION : Indigenous yeasts, 70% in used barrels and 30% in stainless steel tank MALOLACTIC : Done
AGEING : 11 months in stainless steel tanks and used barrels BOTTLED : July 2020
ALCOHOL : 13.5% PH 3.5 TOTAL ACIDITY (G/L) 5.15 VOLATILE ACIDITY (G/L) 0.57
FREE SO2 AT BOTTLING (MG/L) Less than 13 TOTAL SO2 (MG/L) Less than 27
RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/L) 0.8 VOLUMIC MASS (G/ML) 0.9882

Blend : Siria, Fernão Pires, Bical, Arinto, Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Cerceal et. al.
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 3700 bottles

Vigneron Antonio Madeira
Vigneron Antonio Madeira
Photo Credit: Jorge Simao
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Saline, pear and green melon, or something, but not overly fruity as such, plus a little white pepper/green chilli. Fleshy but fine, with a chalky feel, a little creaminess in with pear and apple, good balance and a stony and brine-laced finish. Very interesting. Different." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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