Antonio Madeira 2015 Vinhas Velhas Branco, Dao DOP

Antonio Madeira 2015 Vinhas Velhas Branco, Dao DOP

Item Number: 11987

UPC: None

Country: Portugal
Region: Dao
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): White Blend
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite
Case Production: 280

Vineyard Notes: The Antonio Madeira Branco is sourced from 10 small vineyards ranging in 50 to 120 years of age. The vines grow on granite, and the grapes Siria, Fernao Pires, Bical, Arinto, and Cereal account for 75% of the blend.

Winemaking Notes: This field blend white wine is made using native yeast. Fermentation is slow and long, lasting about 10 months. The wine then ages for about 18 months between stainless steel (85%) and 500-liter neutral french oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Terrific minerality, length, freshness, and salinity define this white wine.

Reviews

  • Decanter
    Rating: 95 (5/15/2018)

    This dry white is a field blend of about 20 indigenous varieties, from 50- to 100-year-old vines. It is elegant and refined with crystalline acidity and pure floral and fennel aromas. It is aged for 18 months mainly in stainless steel, but a small proportion sees time in French oak which adds complexity and texture, al wrapped up in a saline mouthfeel. A full-bodied, serious food wine.