Lés-a-Lés, Serio de Siria
Staff Pick
Organic

Lés-a-Lés, Serio de Siria - 2017

Item # 41991 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$179.76 $161.78/ Case of 6
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Made from the little known Siria grape, harvested from an abandoned vineyard that had grown wild. A stunning white wine with layers of flavors and textures. Great for ceviche and oysters, as well as halibut and roasted chicken. The idea behind Les-a-Les is to find indigenous grapes from vineyards that have been abandoned and make small experiemental batches.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine has an air of mystery around it, and it certainly did not disappoint one bit. Sourced from an abandoned vineyard, and made from the little grown Siria variety, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was blown away from the nose, who is elegant with stone fruits, white flowers, and...maybe a suggestion of koji? I couldn't help but compare this to saké in some ways, and I truly haven't ever tried a wine like this before. The texture is rich and full, yet refreshing. This is yet another example of the many little-known grape varieties and styles of Portugal. Les-a-Les is exactly the project that I love, sourcing high-quality traditional wines at accessible prices that are both delicious and interesting.

- VG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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