2019 Antonio Madeira Branco
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2019 Antonio Madeira Branco

$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

A blend of twenty native grape varieties from vines 25-70 years old fermented and matured for 11 months in 70% used barrels with the balance in stainless steel tanks. Bright straw colour with a watery hue. Aromas of pear and lime intermingle with hints of dried apple, light honeysuckle and quincy mineral like notes. Fresh yet nicely rounded mid palate featuring spiced pear and baked apple flavours over lime, traces of honeysuckle and quince. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a stony mineral laced aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
REGION : Dão – Serra da Estrela SOIL TYPE : Granite AVERAGE VINE AGE : from 25 to 70 years old
GRAPE VARIETIES : Field blend of 20 native grape varieties, based on 90% of Siria, Fernão Pires, Bical, Arinto, Encruzado, Malvasia Fina and Cerceal. ALT. FROM SEA LEVEL : 500/600 m. Goes through malolactic fermentation.
Saline, pear and green melon, or something, but not overly fruity as such, plus a little white pepper/green chilli. Fleshy but fine, with a chalky feel, a little creaminess in with pear and apple, good balance and a stony and brine-laced finish. Very interesting. Different. Drink 2021-2025.
94 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front