(2023) From a winery established only in 2018, with 22 hectares of old vineyard in the mountainous DÃ£o region. This is a blend of native varieties Encruzado and Bical, fermented cement and stainless steel, with just 10% in large oak. It bottled after a year on the lees. Yeasy note, but taut and apple-fruited with a light, hazy almond cream. Fresh and really quite zippy on the palate, the fruit has an intensity and is edged with herbal notes of dill and the finish has a saline and lemon zest and mouth-watering acidity.
(2019) Lovely sense of mealy creaminess with 60% of the fruit barrel fermented and aged in new 500-litre barrels. Nutty but fresh too, beautiful fruit ripeness, so tangy with a lime and tangerine acidity and a delightful creaminess to the texture again. Price quoted is when bought by the six-bottle case. Take the wine-searcher link for other stockists, where single bottle price is around Â£24.00