FitaPreta António Macanita, Branco 2018, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal
Tasting Note: A bright, citrusy, white blend with nice complexity along the midpalate.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of green apple, pear, blossom, lemon-citrus and quince.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied white blend has a slightly-waxy texture supported by medium-plus-acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
There is more complexity than your typical white blend.
Once you go down the Portuguese white-blend rabbit hole, you’ll appreciate encountering wines like this one.
Bottle Note: Expressing a sense of place is the guiding principle of FitaPreta. From granitic soils, grapes are hand harvested, from mostly old vines between 30-47 years. The grape varieties, include Roupeiro, Antão Vaz, Rabo de Ovelha, Tamarez, Alicante Branco, among others. It is the pure expression of an Alentejano white wine. Behind the creative force of FitaPreta is the winemaker António Macanita. Innovative, nonconformist and idealistic, his wines reflect the belief of getting back to basics, and his obsession with aesthetics and attention to detail. Each wine tells a story, tastes like a piece of soil and grapes show always their purest version.
Importer: Obrigado Vihhos Portugal, New Rochelle, New York
Tasting Date: May 30, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.
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