M.O.B. Vinha Senna Branco
1 in stock
Region: Dao, Portugal
Grape varieties: Encruzado and Bical
M.O.B. Vinha Senna Branco is very rich, with great texture and very lively acidity. Notes of gunpowder, minerality, and orchard fruity.
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1 in stock
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About M.O.B. Vinha Senna Branco
M.O.B. Vinha Senna Branco is fermented in small stainless steel tanks and oak barrels (30 % new and the remaining used). It is aged for eight months with slight battonage.
A beautiful golden color, with a nose full of aroma, with notes of gunpowder and minerality to arise between the fruity and floral. In the mouth, it is very rich, with great texture and very lively acidity. A white with a strong personality to go discovering in the coming years.
This wine pairs perfectly with grilled fish dishes. Try a robalo grelhado (grilled seabass) accompanied by a light salada mista (mixed salad). Shellfish also pairs well, such as sapateira (stone crab) mexilhões (mussels), and ameijoas (clams) as well as soft and creamy sheep and goat’s milk cheese.
M.O.B., located in the Serra d’Estrela district of eastern Dão, is not a name that should incite fear, but curiosity. This daring joint venture is named for the three talented winemakers behind it all: Jorge Moreira of Poeira, Francisco Olazabal from Quinta do Vale Meão, and Jorge Serôdio Borges of Quinta do Passadouro and Wine & Soul. The close-knit trio may have deep roots in the neighboring Douro Valley, but they unite under one desire: to represent the Dão in the truest form. While some winemakers in this region are mimicking a bolder Douro style, M.O.B. aims to craft wines that are intense, yet elegant: a style emblematic of the land.
The leading vineyard, Quinta do Corujão, sits at an altitude of 1,640 feet beside Portugal’s highest mountain range, Serra da Estrela. The vines in this area are planted in poor granitic soils, forcing their roots to dig deep in search of water and other nutrients. Cool, brisk air graces the vineyards at nightfall, encouraging elevated levels of natural acidity, while the soils impart a refined mineral character to the final wines: a combination that is unmistakably Dão. The trio aims to utilize an organic approach in the vineyards and hone their skills together, as a team, to create wines with true varietal character, unassailable elegance, and a compelling presence that would be difficult to refuse.