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Wine & Soul Guru 2020

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750ML / 12.5% ABV
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750ML / 12.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

An elegant wine exhibiting grapefruit and mineral aromas and flavors warmed by oak contact. Refreshing, with a fine balance and long finish.
Blend: 25% Viosinho, 25% Rabigato, 25% Codega do Larinho, and 25% Gouveio

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Guru is a field blend from old vines (60 years), mostly Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho and Gouveio, aged for eight months in 91% used French oak. It comes in very dry and at 12.4% alcohol. This is another fine year for what has become one of Douro's finest whites. I don't think it is equal to the 2019, the last reviewed, but it is also quite unevolved and capable of significant improvement. It is very elegant in terms of mid-palate finesse and very dry in terms of its fruit profile. It always seems fresh and lively, not anything like an oaky and fat white. The key calling card here, though, is the structure. Powerful on the finish, this simply grips the palate and won't let go. The fruit always holds its own. This is going to need a couple of years to show everything it has—not that it is so bad to drink today—but it certainly looks like another splendid offering in this brand.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A finely knit white that's both sleek and sculpted while showing a subtle, plump juiciness to flavors of ripe melon and white pear, licorice, Marcona almond and white blossoms. Long and mouthwatering on the graphite- and saline-laced finish. Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and Côdega do Larinho. Drink now through 2027.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
A blend of four varieties from 60-year-old vines, this juicy wine is crisp with white fruits and lime acid- ity. It is fruity, spicy and ready to drink.
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Wine & Soul, Portugal
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Located in the heart of the Douro Valley, Portugal’s best-known wine region, Wine & Soul spans several picturesque vineyards. This innovative yet rustic winery was founded nearly 10 years ago by Jorge Serôdio Borges and his wife Sandra Tavares da Silva, both of whom wished to channel their extensive experience into a winery that would showcase the traditional varieties and terroir of the Douro Valley on an international level. Initially, Wine & Soul consisted of a lone vineyard, Pintas, located in the Cima Corgo's prized Pinhão Valley. Throughout the years, it expanded to include additional properties, such as the magnificent Quinta da Manoella. Parcels of 80-year-old vines are tucked into terraces carved out by dynamite a century ago. Walls built from the displaced schist border the vines, preventing erosion and enhancing the idyllic landscape. Wine & Soul has received considerable critical praise for its character-driven wines, all of which represent the exceptional terroir of the Douro region. Natural farming is prioritized, and no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides are used. Irrigation is minimal and performed only by hand, and indigenous yeasts are used for almost all fermentation. Organic certification by Sativa is pending. Due to the steep grade of the slopes and the narrow width of the terraces, all grapes must be picked by hand. The fruit is foot-trodden in granite lagares, which yields fine, silky tannins since the process is so gentle on the grapes. The wines are all aged in French barriques.

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The home of Port—perhaps the most internationally acclaimed beverage—the Douro region of Portugal is one of the world’s oldest delimited wine regions, established in 1756. The vineyards of the Douro, set on the slopes surrounding the Douro River (known as the Duero in Spain), are incredibly steep, necessitating the use of terracing and thus, manual vineyard management as well as harvesting. The Douro's best sites, rare outcroppings of Cambrian schist, are reserved for vineyards that yield high quality Port.

While more than 100 indigenous varieties are approved for wine production in the Douro, there are five primary grapes that make up most Port and the region's excellent, though less known, red table wines. Touriga Nacional is the finest of these, prized for its deep color, tannins and floral aromatics. Tinta Roriz (Spain's Tempranillo) adds bright acidity and red fruit flavors. Touriga Franca shows great persistence of fruit and Tinta Barroca helps round out the blend with its supple texture. Tinta Cão, a fine but low-yielding variety, is now rarely planted but still highly valued for its ability to produce excellent, complex wines.

White wines, generally crisp, mineral-driven blends of Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and an assortment of other rare but local varieties, are produced in small quantities but worth noting.

With hot summers and cool, wet winters, the Duoro has a maritime climate.

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With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended white wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used in white wine blends, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a soft and full-bodied white wine blend, like Chardonnay, would do well combined with one that is more fragrant and naturally high in acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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