2019 Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco

Highly Rated
The perfect introduction to the savoury, saline styles of white wine coming from the cellar of Luis Seabra.

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If you want a peek at the unique and utterly delicious white wines made by Portuguese renegade Luis Seabra, this is the place to start.

The Ilimitado Branco - a field blend of local varieties Rabigato, Codega, Gouveiu and Viosinho - shows a little more flesh and ripe stonefruit than the two higher-level Seabra whites, however the seaspray/saline notes and the savoury kick that runs through the whole range shows here too in spades.

It's a wonderful thing to drink. Full of texture and energy and an exotic mix of flavours that sucks you back to the glass again and again.

Bush vines age 80+ on clay loam over slate, mostly blue and some yellow at 400-570 m. Rufete, Touriga Franca, Tinta Carvalha, Alicante Bouchet, Donzelinho Tinto, Malvasia Preta and others. The two vineyards were whole-bunch fermented separately.

Vinification was done in 3,500-litre old open wooden port vats with indigenous yeast and nothing was added to the wine but sulphur dioxide. Aged in 350-litre and 228-litres used oak.

95 Points - "The 2018 wine was outstanding, this comes to the table with the same distinction and quality. A mix of white grapes of local origin to Douro, here.So much sea spray in this wine, saline minerality in spades. It's fine and tense, pure and scintillating, energetic and so damn refreshing. Electric in its shift across the palate, curls into every corner with its tang and vitality, bristling with cool acidity and the crunch of a young green apple. And then, that saltiness. Oh yes, that saltiness. And how it lingers and lingers. Fantastic, compelling white wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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