Fita Preta, Palpite Reserva Branco 2015, Vinho Regional Alentejo, Portugal
Tasting Note: If you enjoy oaked chardonnay, check out this wine.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has just the lightest touch of oak and green fruit.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied white blend delivers flavors suggested on the nose with vanilla and oak spice as its predominate flavor characteristics.
The wine is medium-plus in acidity with a smooth texture.
Bottle Note: Soils – Calcareous clay. Grapes – Native and hand harvested. Winemaking – Barrel fermented (30% new). Aging: 12 Months on lees in French oak barrels. 58% Arinto, 24% Verdelho, 18% Antão Vaz.
Tasted: Wines of Alentejo Wine Tasting, New York, New York
Tasting Date: August 1, 2017