A unique and fresh take on Moscatel from a region traditionally known for its fortified wines, this is exotic and extremely expressive with bags of balanced freshness and a bit of chew on the finish. Elderflower, lemon peel, sun ripened peppers and a hint of bitter orange on the nose, which carries through to the palate. Quite savoury in a way as well, and with exotic woody spice, like walking through a Turkish bazaar and passing stands groaning with every spice available. The finish is long and with slight chewiness and chalky tannins. It would be amazing with line-caught seabass and an orange and fennel salad.
Making wines from some of the oldest vines in the Douro Valley, Nuno Vaz and Ricardo Silva are part of a new wave of Portuguese winemakers prepared to put quality before quantity and pay a sustainable price to the old growers who nurture the vines. Terroir, varietal expression and the vintage year are the driving forces behind their beautiful and expressive wines.