O Produtor, tasting note published in June 15th 2021
Restrained, subtle and elegant. Fresh red fruit and well-balanced tannins. Balsamic aroma, with notes of fresh red fruit and spices, caruma and cinnamon with slight smoke. In the mouth it has great depth, intense and fresh with present structure and very soft tannins tamed by the aging time. Red fruit also in the mouth and spice, long finish that promises great ageing potential.
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and 100% whole cluster, with foot treading in a wine press. Only sulphur was added to the wine. Total maceration for 10 days and ageing for 18 months in 500 litre french oak barrels.
After many years working for others was time to follow my own path, in 2013 Luis Seabra Vinhos was born, the mission is to create wines that tell about the place where they are coming from, made with a minimal intervention philosophy, respecting their nature and character. We want our wines to be able to show the different soils where the vineyards are planted, the different altitudes and exposures, their differences, and similarities With the conscience that this are just the first steps of a long road, the adventure still is to discover the old and unknown vineyards that resist over the years. We want above all to create unique wines. Over these years I developed a special relationship with some of the old vines. Those ones are not lush and their trunks mostly are not thick and imposing. On the contrary – they are slender and twisted, have their own serenity coming from age. They respond more calmly than the other vineyards to various weather conditions, holding better the heat peaks and water stress and also resisting better the rain that insists on dropping before the harvest. Those vineyards have a singular character given by the site where they are planted and the varieties that make up the mixture. If we respect the grapes individuality in the winery the wines will be as the vineyards – discrete, not exuberant and with a depth and complexity coming from the long years of experience.