Este es el primer intento de Maçanita de explorar un terruño único: el que ocupan viñedos casi centenarios en la pequeña isla del archipiélago madeirense de Porto Santo. Pegadas al océano y resguardadas de este y de sus vientos por rocas o rejillas de cañas, las cepas dan una uva Listrão plena de singularidad que alumbra este blanco atlántico por los cuatro costados. Ideal para descrubrir los vinos no fortificados de Madeira.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2021 Listrão dos Profetas Vinho do P. Santo is all Listrão (a.k.a. Palomino Fino) aged for 10 months in used French oak. It comes in nicely dry and at 12.4% alcohol. This is vaguely similar to the winery's Caracol in this report, with perhaps more cashews than almonds, but here the texture is more sensual. That might be the biggest difference between them. Neither is a lush or rich wine, and both rely on acidity and structure more than a fruity demeanor. The Caracol can seem a bit brighter, while this struck me as slightly richer; however, it is close, and all that is relative. There are still interesting flavor nuances here, like those toasted nuts, and the acidity is well integrated. It's hard to pick between the two, as they are different sides of the same coin, but if pressed, I'd take this first. Ultimately, the answer will depend on how they develop and whether there is further improvement. This should age pretty well, but let's be conservative for the moment. There were 2,800 bottles produced.