Tiago Teles Raiz Branco (Skin Contact)
Tagline: Persols and linen.
Region: Bairrada, Portugal
Winery: Tiago Teles
Fermentation: Whole cluster, 2 months maceration in cement tanks.
A former wine critic, winemaker Tiago turned to winemaking as a way to cultivate a closer relationship with the land he so frequently traveled and wrote about. In 2012 he leased a vineyard in Bairrada, 15 km from the Atlantic, and began making wines which reflected the nearby sea – personified by the sandy limestone clay terroir.
Tasting Notes: Citrus zest, apricot, peach rings, oyster shell, forest floor, and liquid summer.