2021 Luis Seabra Mono C Castelao, Portugal

2021 Luis Seabra Mono C Castelao, Portugal


‘Mono C’ is a unique exploration of one of Southern Portugal’s most commonly planted red varieties, Castelāo. It is rarely planted in Douro, although authorized. With a softer tannin profile than many of the Douro’s native red grapes, this is a wine that’s more open and less tight than the local wines—and under Seabra’s watchful eye, less soft and alcoholic than the varietal typically shows.
100% Castelão, from a single vineyard, planted to yellow schist at 450m elevation in 1993.

Whole-cluster fermented in stainless steel vats using only indigenous yeast. One-month cold maceration. Elevage in 500L used barrel. On the lees for 18 months before bottling.