It’s epic. It’s complex as. It’s a full sense experience yet so balanced and fine. Unreal.
About The Wine
This is the top white wine in the Seabra stable.
It's a phenomenal wine. Seabra believes that the main variety in this blend, Rabigato, is the perfect vessel to convey the distinctive characteristics of the schisty slopes (hence Xisto).
The vines are 70 - 80 years old. The farming is all chemical-free. The wine is made with purity at the front of mind.
It's difficult to convey the power and persistence of the Xisto Cru. It feels like you are drinking a freight-train of minerals, stones and waxy/honeyed stonefruits. There is only a very small amount available in Australia, and it won't last long.
Rightfully so, it's absolutely brilliant.
About Luis Seabra
Luis Seabra is a revolutionary "rock star" winemaker based in the Douro Valley in Portugal.
He forged a formidable reputation for crafting some of the region's finest table wines and fortifieds during his tenure as winemaker at the regional standard-bearer, Niepoort.
The launch of his eponymous label was his chance to make wines according to his own style preferences. These are fascinating and detailed table wines crafted from old-vine, sensitively-farmed vineyards along the famed Douro terraces.
The high altitude and dry conditions are perfect for creating the focus and tension Seabra seeks in his creations. Since garnering wide acclaim for his cuveés, Seabra has reinvigorated international attention toward his home.