António Madeira - A Liberdade 2021
A stunning white, and one of Antonio's trademarks. This blend of many different varieties from old vineyards of field blends is dominant in Bical, Cerceal, and Encruzado. Aged in old barrels, this wine sees zero additions from start to finish and yet maintains an incredible composure and refinement. Up there with some of our favourite white Burgundies... Very saline, very delicate and layered.
Made by António Madeira, a rising star of Portuguese wine who in 2017 moved his family from Paris back to his grandparents' village in the Dão region of Portugal. António believes this region to hold the 'Grand Cru' vineyards of Portugal, and searches tirelessly to rescue them, along with the dozens of traditional local grape varieties they hold within them. His winemaking style is one which pays ultimate respect to the special characters of these old vineyards, revealing the beauty the vines extract from these lovingly regenerated soils.