A special wine from a special winemaker.
The first release of this style from Luis Seabra. Produced under a layer of flor. A technique that the Portuguese are specialists of. However, usually used in making sherry and not typically used for dry white wines although this is a growing trend as it producers very interesting wines.
This is not an everyday wine as it bears the hallmarks of having been biologically aged under the flor with the subtle citrus giving way to almonds, herbs and a tangy salty edge. This one is for the explorers amongst us. And definitely worth checking out.
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.