Luis Seabra launched his winery in 2013 after a celebrated career as a soil researcher in Vinho Verde, and producer of world-famous still wines at Dirk Niepoort’s estate in the Douro Valley.
Luis is a leader of the “New Portugal” renaissance - a movement of young, independent winemakers who are reclaiming historical vineyards, grape varieties, and techniques, to craft fresh, elegant, terroir-driven still wines.
Working with a small number of trusted growers, Luis sources old-vine grapes from ancient plots tucked away in remote corners of the Douro Valley and Vinho Verde. Rather than single vineyards, his focus is on single soiltypes such as Xisto, a high-acid, crystalline soil. The winemaking is gentle and low- intervention, with spontaneous, native yeast fermentations. Preserving the character of the grape is the priority.
Spectacular examples of the new Portugal, these are terroir-driven wines of remarkable quality and finesse - restrained yet vibrant, balanced, and ageworthy. Some of Portugal’s most compelling wines.