Much like its first vintage, this is a very subtle and elegant Alvarinho with beautiful aromas of citrus, floral notes and hints of tea leaves and wet stone. The wood is well-integrated and lends the wine even more complexity. It offers a pleasant amount of body on the palate, with the acidity and minerality providing contrast for the wine’s delicate residual sweetness. The finish is long and refreshing, but at the same time complex and balanced. The Wanabi is an ideal food wine, but it also promises to age well in bottle – it will be very interesting to observe how it develops.
This barrel-fermented Alvarinho stems from the vineyards around Casa De Vilar, where film directors Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration. It is a wine which offers a completely individual profile, distinctly different from the expressive and aromatic style which usually characterises this grape variety in the Minho region. As the name suggests, the “Wanabi” is a wine that wants to be a different kind of Alvarinho.