Tiago Teles, COZs de Montexuntos, vm-Castelão 2018 (750ml)

$19.99
Young-vine Castelão from “Quinta da Murta,” a vineyard located eight miles from the Atlantic coast in Montejunto region. Da Cruz e Teles is a partnership between two of the most brilliant vignerons/winemakers from Portugal >>>
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<<< Tiago Teles (Gilda, RAIZ) and Antonio Marques-da Cruz (Quinta da Serradinha). The idea of working together started in 2015 when they approached the family of the late Jose Mendonça about working their vineyard in Figueira da Foz, a village north of Lisbon. This place was the main source of the grapes of Quinta dos Cozinheiros, the producer of a wine that become a reference point for the new generation of winemakers in Portugal, and which unfortunately came to an end with the tragic and untimely death of Mendonça. This vineyard, located just 5 miles from the Atlantic, proved ideal for the wines of Teles and Marques-da-Cruz. Its 50-year-old vines of Baga and slightly younger vines of Maria Gomes and Arinto are co-planted on clay-limestone soils and farmed organically. The proximity to the coast keeps the heat at bay and the grapes find great balance between ripeness and minerality.