Colares - Portugal
From old ungrafted and untrained vines grown in the sand dunes of Colares, 110 meters above the Atlantic Ocean, west of Lisbon. The grape is Malvasia de Colares, a native clone of Malvasia, that gives distinctly savory wines. The wine sees 6 hours of skin contact, is fermented and raised in tank for 1 year, with a further 6 months in old foudres. A distinctive and mineral-laden wine that gets better over several years in the bottle and compliments richer seafood, rice dishes, and cheeses. Decant before serving.