Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru Tinto 2017
Symphony of the Duoro
From the Duoro, Portugal’s famed wine region, comes this fabulous ruby-colored red wine. Sourced from the sustainably farmed 90-year-old Duoro Superiore vineyards, this wine has a pedigree all of its own.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Wide open right from the start sporting a detailed nose with dark cherry, pomegranate, blackberries, plum skin, chocolate and hints of oak. This wine maintains a dark fruit profile. Complex in taste and full-bodied. Medium tannin and medium acidity. Definitely on the dry side Made of a wonderful blend of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Malvasia Nera, Rufete, Donzelinho Tinto, Tinta Carvalha that is very easy to drink.
You may also go ahead and have this with tomato-based pastas as well as gamey meat (deer, venison) etc.
PURE OFF THE VINE
Luis Seabra specializes in cru wines. Having gotten his start at the prestigious Niepoort Winery in the Duoro Valley, Seabra decided to strike out on his own in 2012. His goal in setting up shop in both the Duoro and the Dão regions of Portugal is to make wines from specific vineyards with little intervention, creating vintages that are raw, pure, tasting of the terroir itself.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.