Luis Seabra 2020 'Xisto Ilimitado' Tinto, Douro DOC
Item Number: 18080
Sub Region: Douro
Appellation/AVA: Douro DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 30% Touriga Franca / 20% Tinta Amarela / 20% Tinta Roriz / 10% Rufete / 10% Tinta Barroca / 5% Malvasia Petra / 5% Donzelinho Tinto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: yellow schist
Elevation: 400-600 meters
Winemaking Notes: The vineyards are located in Cima Corgo which is a subregion that experiences extreme highs and lows from a temperature standpoint, with some of the greatest day-night temperature deltas in Portugal. As such the fruit experiences extended hangtime. The vines were planted between 1960 and 1980, and are sustainably farmed. Once harvested, 30% is fermented in stone lagar with foot pigeage and the other 70% in vat and 100% whole cluster. All is fermented with 100% natural yeast. Maceration in lagar is for 8 days; vat for 25 days. The wine is then racked to neutral barrel for one year followed by five months in tank.
Tasting Notes: Pomegranate, chocolate covered orange peel, blueberries, and a touch of barnyard, because we all love a little dirt in our wine these days. Like a snuggly bear rug on a cold day, this is your go-to comfort bottle to ease those wintry blues.
Pair with roasted lamb, oily sardines with buttery bread, or Ratatouille.