Miguel Morais only makes one white wine at his beautiful estate in Cima Corgo. And it’s actually an orange wine, in this vintage 20 days of skin contact. 2019 is the freshest, most elegant year of this wine that I’ve yet tasted (first vintage was 2014).
Bright apricot and yellow plum fruit with delightful sage and thyme hints, and a subtle phenolic lift on the finish. Herbaceous and expressive.
Just a slight aromatic hint on the nose (Rabigato?).
All in all, harming, fresh and elegant with the merest suggestion that this has seen skin contact.
The wine was wild fermented in open-top vats, before ageing in 500 lt French oak barrels (12 months) and then steel tanks (9 months). Coarse filtered, no fining. 56mg/L total SO2