This Portuguese white has subtle fruit and floral that will go with just about anything. A crowd-pleaser to pass around the table.
Marcelo Araujo started Textura with his family with the 2018 vintage. His passion for great wine, Portugal, and the terroir of Dão began years earlier. After moving his family from Brazil to Portugal, Marcelo set out on a new path, leaving a successful career in investment management behind. Like all that Marcelo pursues, he does it with full commitment and with both hands personally in each detail. Marcelo purposefully chose the Dão region because of its attractive combination of climate and geographic features and the ability for this place to be clearly shown in the wines. Nestled against Portugal’s tallest inland mountain region, the Serra da Estrela, the Dão is quickly becoming a magnet for some of Portugal’s best winemakers as the prime location for showcasing several of the country’s prominent, native varietals.
Marcelo made significant investments in understanding this land and building their winery (fit into the original location of a textile factory) to properly allow for organic farming and the vinification of their parcels separately. This experimental mindset allows this relatively new project to better understand their land and how to deliver it authentically to the bottle. Winemaking is directed by Mariana Salvador with Luis Seabra consulting.
The winemaker is Luis Seabra, one of Portugal’s most influential viticulturists.
Pretexto white is a blend of the traditional grapes from high altitude vines and granitic soils of Dão wine region. The grapes that make up this blend are mostly Encruzado and Bical, and Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and Cerceal Branco in a small percentage.