Luis Seabra | Douro

Elevated panoramic view across the Douro Vineyards in Portugal

Luis Seabra made his name working as Dirk Niepoort's right-hand man - contributing to crafting some of the Douro’s most exciting wines - from 2004 until leaving to set up his own label in 2012. Upon commencing his own venture Luis' idea was to create uncompromising wines, the wines he wanted to make that were authentic expressions of the region. His winemaking is minimal-intervention, and the style very much reflects the concentration of care lavished by this experienced winemaker on his tiny output: pure yet complex, more savoury than fruity, with a density of texture and long, almost salty finishes marking the wines out as something very special. Only a few years on from a stunning début vintage, Luis's reputation has spread and his wines are now on tight allocation.