2019 Antonio Madeira Branco

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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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.

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
FREE SO2 AT BOTTLING (MG/L) Less than 13 TOTAL SO2 (MG/L) Less than 27

Region: Dao, Portugal
Blend: Siria, Fernão Pires, Bical, Arinto, Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Cerceal et. al.
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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Production: 3700 bottles

94 Points - "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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