Quinta da Pellada
Dao - Portugal
The 2018 Branco Reserva Quinta de Saes is an equal blend of Bical, Encruzado and Cercial from old vines, unoaked but in concrete eggs. It comes in at 13.2% alcohol. This was only in bottle a week or so when seen. This adds a layer of depth and some power to the lower level this issue, but it retains their refinement and understatement. Good acidity lifts the fruit beautifully, and the fruit is very tasty. It finishes dry and clean.