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FitaPreta Branco (White) 2018

Wine Type: Large_icon Large_icon Videoblog
Style of Wine:Fruity & Smooth
Country of Origin:Portugal
Wine Region:Alentejo
Grape Varietal:Antao Vaz, Roupeiro, and Arinto
Bottle Format:750mL
Case Size:12 bottles
$272.88 Per Case ($22.74/btl)

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Tasting Notes

Field blend of 40% Antão Vaz, 40% Roupeiro and 20% Arinto.

This wine is a field blend of 40% Antão Vaz, 40% Roupeiro and 20% Arinto, grown on infertile rocky schist soils naturally producing low yields of concentrated fruit. Grape quality is assured by restricting yield to below 7000 kg/ha and employing careful canopy management practices. At harvest the grapes are selectively hand-picked into small boxes at their peak of maturity All bunches are inspected for quality on a sorting table before they are gently whole-cluster pressed at low temperature. Suspended solids are allowed to settle naturally before fermenting the juice at 12C in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting note: “Bright, pale yellow. Med+ int. chalky minerality dominates the nose with pear, peach and starfruit. Dry, med body, med+ acid, med alc, white peaches, pear fill the palate, and lime and apple persist on the finish. Delicious sweet core of ripe fruit on mid palate while finish is dry. As it opens, notes of pineapple emerge. Good length. Tasted Feb 24, 2014.” Bernard Stramwasser, Sommelier

In the Vineyard: The ripening months in Southern Portugal’s Alentejo region are hot and dry with cold nights. The vines grow on infertile rocky schist soils naturally producing low yields of concentrated fruit. Grape quality is assured by restricting yield to below 7000kg/ha and employing careful canopy management practices. At harvest the grapes are selectively hand-picked into small boxes at their peak of maturity.

In the Winery: All bunches are inspected for quality on a sorting table before they are gently whole-cluster pressed at low temperature. Suspended solids are allowed to settle naturally before fermenting the juice at 12oC in stainless steel tanks.

12.5% Alc./Vol.


Critical Praise

91 points John Szabo (Wine Align)

Full and fleshy, and well balanced, this packs a wallop of flavour in the ripe fruit spectrum, white fleshed, also yellow, but balanced and long. No obvious oak influence noted, but richly textured. Lovely stuff. Classy, complete, table-friendly, fresher than the mean. Quality.


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