2019 Luis Seabra Granito Cru Branco Dao

Highly Rated
Luis Seabra |Dao |Encruzado
Thrillling mineral-charged dry white from the Dao region of northern Portugal.

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Granito handily translates from the Portuguese as 'Granite' - this stunning, minerally white blend comes from the high central hills of the Dao regions, just to the south the Douro Valley, which are laden with granitic soils

The energy and tension oft seen with whites off granite soils is incredibly evident here. This blend of local grapes Encruzado, Bical and Sercial, bounces with citric bite, floral aromatics and delights in a salty crunchy finish. It's like a vinous Margarita.

There's some cloudy haze in this unfined and unfiltered release. It's a beltingly-good wine.

The philosophy at Luis Seabra Vinhos is encapsulated in the brand name Cru, which means raw. Luis's aim is to make wines that really tell you where they come from, wine from specific vineyards with minimal intervention, wines that are true and honest, raw and pure…. Just getting back to basics.

The only thing used in the wines is sulphur and, even then, in low amounts "just to keep the wines on the track." Luis prefers to have more oxygen in the juice and in young wines, for them to be able to stabilize in all ways and to age better in the bottle. The impact of this minimal intervention approach is readily apparent in Seabra's textural, un-pushed wines and the funky, slightly nutty rather than fruity flavour profile of his whites in particular.

95 Points - "Luis Seabra has become a strong feature in my drinking repertoire, a producer taking the Portugal wine message to higher plains. Au naturale but very considered winemaking, pristine wines, organic vines, old varieties, mature vineyards is the mix of ingredients.This is really good. Steely and chalky, linear and taut, sea spray and green apple, some ginger notes, lime and lemongrass in the mix. Races along at pace but lingers with this delicious saltiness and gentle slick of apple fruitiness. It's pedigree stuff here, no doubt, on any agenda of white wine, but has an extra couple of clinchers for those seeking minerally, refreshing expressions. I'm so in."

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