From the vineyards of Casa de Vilar, where Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration for their creations, an Alvarinho fermented in barrels was created, with a very particular profile and different from the expressive and aromatic style of this grape from the Minho region.
As the name suggests, Wanabi is a wine that tries to be a distinctive Alvarinho.
The grapes come from a 1.6 ha vineyard at Casa de Vilar, planted in the Vale do Sousa sub-region. The wine vinified and aged in used French oak barrels. After 10 months in barrel, it was bottled.
Following previous editions of the same wine, this is a very elegant Alvarinho, where the citrus and floral tones are balanced with drier notes of tea leaf and wet stone. The slight presence of barrel increases the complexity of the aroma. In the mouth it is alive and harmonious, with a good volume but with acidity and minerality giving balance to a very discreet sweetness. With a long, creamy and complex finish, Wanabi 2017 is suitable for young consumption, but it will certainly have an interesting evolution in the bottle.