António Madeira - Branco 2021
A blend of many different local varieties coming from many different small plots around the Serra da Estrela zone of the Dão region. Primarily aged in steel with a few batches aged in barrels, this medium bodied white is flinty, layered, herbal, and has Antonio's trademark salinity and minerality. A masterclass in how to make an 'entry' white...
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.