Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2018
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Branco Xisto Ilimitado is a 60/20 blend of Rabigato and Viosinho, with 10% each of Códega and Gouveio, all aged for eight months in used French oak. It comes in at 12.3% alcohol this year. This was not quite bottled when seen (about two weeks away), but it is the final blend. Seabra liked his 2018s a lot. This has fine concentration for the level, focus and a fresh feel. It is a tightly wound white with a bright and lingering finish. There's not a great deal of energy, though, and it is probably best drunk on the earlier side. This winery doesn't have a lot of track record, of course, but Seabra says it can age longer than five years. That is probably true, but it is also true that it is made to be enjoyed young, so feel free to dive in.