Luis Seabra 'Xisto Ilimitado' Douro Tinto, Portugal 2019

Luis Seabra 'Xisto Ilimitado' Douro Tinto, Portugal 2019

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Style:  Red

Vintage:  2019

ABV:  13 %

Region:  Douro

Country:  Portugal

Varietal:  Rufete, Touriga franca, Tinta carvalha, Malvazia preta, Alicante de Bouchet, and Donzelinho red, among others.

About:  Over the years that Luís Seabra worked in the Douro region, he developed his knowledge of a set of old vines that have a very unique character, given the place where they are planted and the grape varieties that make them up.

Made from two specific vineyard plots, this red Xisto Cru was vinified with little interventional methods. Fermentation with stalks was carried out by indigenous yeasts, in open wooden vats, from old port wine vats. Its aging took place in used French oak barrels.

The grapes come from two Cima Corgo vineyards, one in Covas do Douro and the other in Ervedosa do Douro, both over 80 years old; the first planted at an altitude of 400m, facing west and the second planted at 570m and facing north. The predominant varieties are Rufete, Touriga franca, Tinta carvalha, Malvazia preta, Alicante de Bouchet, and Donzelinho red, among others.

Pairing Ideas:  It goes well with dishes made with reductions and jus of the meat itself, dishes with truffles and mushrooms, lamb and goat meat or grilled meats.