A field blend at high elevation of Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho and Gouveio. The fermentation occurred in granite lagares with foot treading and after that was matured and aged in seasoned old casks of 630 litres for approximately 10 years at Quinta da Manoella Lodge. Beautiful coppery gold colour and a fabulously intense and complex aroma of dried fruits, bitter orange and fresh nuts, hay. On the palate, full of lively energy and freshness, bitter orange tang, and just the right amount of firm tannin on the end, which increases the freshness to balance the sweetness. This is stunning. Not too sweet because the acidity and the texture bring harmony to the fruit and because it is in the Extra Dry style. The finish tastes almost dry. Brilliant winemaking with what must have been great fruit. Elegant and so much more complex than any 10 Year Old white port I have tasted. Drink to 2030."
17.5 points.Julia Harding MW. jancisrobinson.com (March 2022)
Wine & Soul embodies the spirit of a new wave of top quality Douro Wines, sourced from very old vineyards, low yields, limited production showcase the character of each particular vineyard and the very special nature of each unique terroir. Wines crafted with minimum intervention, letting nature and terroir take the lead and speak for themselves.