‘Série Ímpar’ translates as ‘Experimental Series’ and is a new venture from the winemakers at Sogrape who have been tasked with finding something new and innovative that they would like to experiment with – be it a grape variety, a zone or a production technique. The first wine in this series is a unique and exciting Sercialinho from Bairrada. According to ‘Wine Grapes’, there are only nine hectares of this variety in the world, all of which are in found in Bairrada.
This wine is young and intriguing, with a nose that opens slowly in the glass to reveal a crystalline purity of lemony, waxy fruit. On the palate, the understated oak gives a lovely texture to the wine, while the acidity corsets the fruit, and drives the intensity of flavour through the finish which is, thanks in part to its 12.5% of alcohol, fresh and pure. It is a restrained yet compelling wine that will, we are certain, find its way into the pantheon of great Portuguese wines.