2019 Casal Figueira Vital Antonio Branco

Casal Figueira |Lisbon |Vital
A vibrant Portuguese white, full of mineraliy and zest, made from a rare indigenous grape, Vital.

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Produced from Vital, a rare indigenous grape to the Lisboa region, this is a truly unique wine, as it is the only 100% single-varietal wine made from this varietal.

Intensely aromatic with white flowers, fresh herbs, yellow fruit, vanilla. On the palate similar, with great zip and liveliness, and fantastic quartz mineral character. Textured, yet at the same time fresh and vibrant, with a maritime saline note throughout.

In 2008 the varietal was almost extinct, but thanks to the late founder of Casal Figueira, Antonio Augusto Carvalho, it has now found new life in the region.

The wine is made and labeled in homage to the late winemaker António Carvalho, who died in 2009 of a sudden heart attack at the age of just 41 whilst treading his own grapes. After he passed away, his widow Marta kept the project going and in his memory renamed the wine Antonio.
All the plots are vinified separately. Grapes are gently pressed and put into 200-liter French oak barrels for 9 months. Light batonnage takes place. No chemicals for correction are used. Wine is lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Blend: Vital (100%)
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "Lemon zest, sea spray, white flower, spicy, yellow fruit but not any sort of specific fruit. Fleshy but tight, a sherbet and sorbet thing, saline and mineral, long and quartz-y. As it warms up, it becomes more fruity. Very good." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)

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