- Nuno Cancela de Abreu is a person whom you could call the “Elder Statesman” of winemaking in Central Portugal and he carries the torch as the fourth
generation of his family to operate their estate in the foggy, cool climate hills of the Dão that sit above the village of Mortagua.
- Nuno is responsible for bringing back the white varietal of Arinto through research, trial and clonal selection - Arinto is a grape that is now celebrated
as the most complex and ageworthy indigenous white in the country.
- With vineyard holdings in Alentejo now as well, Nuno splits his time between Mortagua and Lisbon each week and produces seven brands under the family
About the Wine
- This fresh, crisp release blew us away upon tasting it during our European travels in Spring of 2016 and we think of it as an unbeatable value in the
realm of aromatic whites.
- The indigenous grape of Encruzado is the driving force here and the varietal responsible for the floral aromatic lift you get on the nose.
- Malvasia Fina and Cerceal Branco add additional interest and body to the wine.
- While most people still think of Vinho Verde when they think of Portuguese whites, this is an interesting alternative and a style you are seeing served
increasingly often in more progressive parts of Portugal.
Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, and Cerceal Branco
Origin: Portugal | Appellation: Dao
Elaboration: Hand picked in small bins. Stainless steel fermentation. Unoaked.
Winemaker: Nuno Cancela de Abreu
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