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WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?It is intended as a clear expression of terroir and place. Sustainably farmed vines. Vinification using only indigenous yeasts. This way Luis removes all potential variability other than the soil type as an expression of terroir.
RATING HISTORY:2020 93W&S; 2019 95 WA; 2016 92WA; 2015 94WA, 2014 92WS.
GRAPE:30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Amarela, 5% Tinta Barroca, 5% Rufete, 5% Touriga Brasileira, 5% Donzelinho Tinto, 5% Malvasia Preta, 5% Touriga Femea. Indie is a blend of native varieties made from vines planted in the 1950s grown at high elevation, and the vineyard is farmed and managed by Luis and his team. Tended in blue schist soil at 510 m (1,673 ft) elevation.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:The grapes are fermented spontaneously with native yeasts with foot-treading in traditional stone lagars, then racked into stainless to settle. Indie is aged for 22 months in used 500L French oak barrels.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:This wine hails from a single vineyard in the Alijó area of the Douro. The vines are tended in blue schist soil at 510 m (1,673 ft) elevation.
BOTTLE WEIGHT:.87 lbs (.39 kg)
RECYCLABLE GLASS USED:82%
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