Many of the Luis Seabra wines are blends, as is typical from this part of the world.
This is a showcase of Castelao (hence Mono C), a rarely seen in this part of Portugal, particuarly as a single varietal wine. Produced from a single 25 year old vineyard in Baixo Corgo at 490m.
100% whole bunch, indigenous yeast fermentation.
If you love the more complex Cru Beaujolais this wine is for you. It sings a similar tune to gamay or grenache with the difference being this has a touch more wonderful soft tannin.
Medium weight with red and purple fruits with some cracked pepper and herbs.
In 2013, Luis Seabra left his gig as chief winemaker at Niepoort to finally do his own thing. He makes wines that tell the story of where they are from with minimal intervention. He works hard to let the wines show their site specific character. He uses a range of old vines from varying altitudes to create balance. The wines are discrete with startling clarity of place and purpose. There's little wonder that they are winning big plaudits all over the world.