40% Cerceal Branco, 30% Encruzado, 30% Malvasia Fina
20 days skin contact orange wine, 5 months used French barrels, 12.5% ABV, Vegan
Straw, iron/mineral, white floral, med+ acidity. Not complex, mineral driven, best lightly chilled. Food wine.
— 17 days ago
Excellent, but expected more. Possibly very young? — 24 days ago
NYE number 1 — a month ago
The oak is quite prominent though not overbearing initially, and subsides gradually to commingle with ripe black fruits, clove, anise, dark chocolate, dried herbs, and slight hint of barnyard. Full body. Savory and lush palate but the fruits feels youthful than the nose suggested. Vivid acidity and still solid tannins. Will continue to get better in the next 5 years also.
This bottle serves a reminder that I need to drink more wines from Portugal, one of my favorite countries to visit. — 15 days ago
Fruity and slightly oak blend. Dark. — 12 days ago
Mesa Bohn jan21 edu rr lam tul nic cis zac — 12 days ago
Nose of cherry, cranberry, violet, smoke, loam, beef jerky, and a slight medicinal phenolic note. Before it got some air, it had a reduced, carbonic impression. Complex.
Note quite as complex on the palate. Label describes it as "juicy" and it is indeed. Sour cherry and violet predominate with some hints of spice. There's a streak of med+ acidity throughout with soft, well integrated tannins.
A superbly elegant, well made wine. You would pay 2-2.5x this price for a Pinot with the same prowess (there's no Pinot Noir in this, but similarly structured). Would have never guessed this was from Portugal in a blind tasting. — 18 days ago
Color of rose gold- beautiful! Dry, fine bubbles, pops- 2nd glass with tacos tasted just a hint of sweetness. I like it! — 24 days ago