Xisto Cru ("Raw Schist") is a field blend of 70% Rabigato, with Codega, Gouveio, and Viosinho Dozelino Branco. Vineyards located in southern part of Douro Superior, in eastern Douro near the Spanish border. This is a subregion that experiences extreme highs and lows from a temperature standpoint, with some of the greatest day-night temperature delta in Portugal. Vines planted exclusively in mica schist soil at 650-700m elevation. On the nose, high toned and mineral driven aromas of sour peach, flowers, fresh fennel bulb and savory. On the palate, more peach, citrus zest and fennel, with white pepper and floral tones rounding out the finish. Beautiful and restrained right now, this will be an absolute showstopper with a little more time in bottle, and will reward nicely for the next 5-7 years.