2018 Vital "António Branco" Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
The word “unique” applies here literally. Biodynamic since 2007, Antonio Carvalho (1967-2009) was the first and only winemaker to make and bottle 100% varietal Vital, the Casal Figueira Vinhas Velhas 2008. After he passed away, his widow Marta kept the project going and, in his memory, renamed the wine Antonio.
Intense aromas of white flowers, fresh tarragon, green and yellow apple, pear and vanilla. On the palate, intense and bright, with silky texture and a rare combination of weight and elegance. Orchard fruit, flowers, spicebox and bright citrus lead to a long, intense finish with lilting tones of green herbs and mineral.