Join our Sommelier and GM Tim Rawding for a Marsh House Bar takeover!
“Every Wednesday, I will pull some of my favorite wines from our cellar at Marsh House to pour by the glass. I am excited to share with you wines that aren’t often available to taste, and to have conversations that lead to... well, opening more bottles! ”
This week featuring: Casal Figueira Vinho Branco António, Lisboa 2016
The Vital grape is a rare find in southern Portugal, though to the palate it seems so familiar. The vineyards of Casal Figueira keep the ripening of Vital long and slow with warm days basking in the sun and cool mornings and nights as the Atlantic breeze sweeps across their hillside plots. To the naked eye or palate, this bottling, named António, can easily be mistaken for other famous white wines that are raised on similar limestone soils. A salty charm with notes of lemon curd, lime zest and green apples would place me along the Loire River or in the hills of Chablis. But this powerful yet elegant Portuguese bottling still seems like a secret that I stumbled upon with pure dumb luck.