Granito Cru (Raw Granite) is 100% Alvarinho (Albariño). Vineyards located in Monçao e Melgaço in Vinho Verde, the birthplace of Alvarinho/Albariño. Vinho Verde is the coolest sub-region of the Douro, and there is a good deal more maritime influence here, lending acidity to the wines. Vines planted exclusively in granite soil at roughly 50-150 m (164-492 ft) elevation. Fermented spontaneously in large oak casks. On the nose, high toned and mineral-driven aromas of lemon peel, green apple, lemongrass and seashells. On the palate, impressive weight combined with laser-focused acidity. Incisive flavors of lemon, unripe peach, green apple, green mango are at the core, with focused and pervasive mineral notes. This is brilliant and refreshing now, and will certainly take on more weight and complexity over the next 3-5 years.