2019 Casal Figueira Tinta Miuda Vermelho Tinto

Casal Figueira |Lisbon |Tinta Muida
A wild Portuguese red here, herbal, savoury, floral from the indigenous Castelao grape.

Sale price$58.00
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Sitting firmly in the chilled-red zone, this 100% Castelao, is a unique and individual expression, that has loads of drinkability.

On the nose, red berry fruit drives, while notes of sea spray and tea ride shotgun. On the palate, crunchy, snappy red fruit with a defined salinity, are framed by a slight herbal note, kind of in that Cabernet Franc zone, but something wholly its own. Mouth-watering acidity and soft skin tannin provide lovely balance to the fruit.

This wine is in the zone, and like its white sibling, is a stunning expression of a rare grape.

Fruit is harvested by hand from vineyards located in Torres Vedras, just east of Lisbon. Vines were planted between 1950 and 1960, planted to clay and sand and farmed with organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Castelao fruit was whole cluster fermented in stainless steel. A short, cold maceration lasted for three days. Fermented occurred spontaneously with native yeast. Wine was aged in stainless steel with lees, without battonage or pump-overs.

Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Blend: Castelao (100%)
ABV: 12%
Closure: 750ml
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93 Points - "Dried roses and Earl Grey tea, meaty and ferrous, blackberry, lemon zest, paprika and sea spray. It’s medium-bodied, damp earthy things and perfume of dried herb, chewy and dense, iron and blood, red and black fruit, wild garrigue sort of character, and a savoury finish of fine length. Such a good wine. Recommended." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)

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