Fitapreta 2018 'A Touriga Vai Nua' Touriga Nacional, Alentejo
Item Number: 13693
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Alentejo DOC
Grape(s): 100% Touriga Nacional
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Schist rocky soil
Elevation: 1,312 feet
Case Production: 830 cases
“O Rei vai nua!” “The king goes naked!” This is a unique expression of Portugal’s most well-known grape, Touriga Naçional, that manages to be both evocative of the terroir of the Alentejo and a uniquely fresh take on the “king of Portugal.” Carbonic maceration and careful attention to maintenance of acidity give this wine a beautiful duality.
Terroir Notes: The Alentejo is a large region in southeastern central Portugal, which is one of the agricultural centers of the country. The climate is Atlantic-Mediterranean, with significant diurnal-nocturnal temperature differences. This temperature range produces fruit with a natural combination of maturity and freshness.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are macerated for 30 days with spontaneous wild yeast fermentation. The wine is cold stabilized and racked to stainless steel for 3 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Touriga Naçional is a lush shade of dark purple in the glass. On the nose, fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry are commingled with a ferrous mineral note and sauvage notes of beef blood, anise and rose petals. On the palate, intense and lush, but light on its feet. The blue and black fruit are framed beautifully by fresh flowers and slate-tinged mineral. Finishes long, with a whiff of white pepper.