With the Mono C, Luis is taking a look at a particular variety – in this case, Castelão, a minor Port grape that Luis believes demonstrates great potential. Vineyards located in Baixa Corgo.
Vines planted exclusively in yellow schist soil at 475m elevation. 600mm annual rainfall. Whole cluster fermented. All indigenous wild yeast fermentation. 25 day cold maceration. Elevage in 500L used barrel for 18 months. Bright violet. On the nose, snappy aromas of red and blue fruit, overlaid with a distinct schist mineral note. On the palate, bright and punchy, with sour cherry, plum, tart blueberry tightly wrapped in floral and mineral tones. Mouthwatering acidity and soft skin tannin provide lovely balance to the fruit.