“From old parcels with an average age of 30 years. Mostly Rabigato, but also field blend of other varieties. Slightly reduced mineral nose. Taut, lemony, pithy and citrusy with lovely precision and purity. High acidity. Lean, but such a lovely pure wine.”
“This tends to be beautifully balanced, elegant but persistent. So, too, this year. Clean, crisp and focused, with a nuance of grassiness, this is both delicious and interesting. It has surprising grip on the finish, the capacity to hold a few years and good fruit flavor supported by its structure. In its youth, it is absolutely charming, but it should be fine down the road a bit, too.”
"This crisp, herbaceous selection is a blend of Rabigato and other rarer varieties. It has a citrus note and lively acidity, with deep apple and pear flavors. There's a tangy, steely edge that suggests that the wine will age."
“The 2008 BRANCO is 90% Rabigato, and 5% each of Siria and Gouveio. If the 2007 reviewed this issue is in a perfect place, gentle, laid back, but still fresh, this is fresher still, not quite as gentle on opening, notably less evolved and more vibrant. There is a slightly racy note to this wine, and while subtle, it makes it quite attractive. Muxagat’s touch with Rabigato is very appealing. The wines do not seem powerful, deep or profound, yet they remain persistent, flavorful and utterly charming, sneaking up on you and winning you over with mouth coating texture. At the moment the 2007 reviewed this issue is probably in a better place, but it won’t take long for this 2008 to overtake it. Drink now-2015.”
This gorgeous white wine is a blend of 90% Rabigato, 5% Siria, and 5% Verdelho. It offers aromas of melon, citrus and nuts on the nose followed by dried pineapple and peach flavors on the palate. Aged for 6-9 months on the lees, it reveals a creamy mouth feels with perfect balance an acidity on the finish. Perhaps the best wine value in Portugal today.