Fitapreta 2018 Branco, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Item Number: 13677
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 40% Antao Vaz / 40% Roupeiro / 20% Arinto
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Calcareous clay
Elevation: 1,000 feet
Case Production: 1,135 cases
Winemaking Notes: This is a traditional Alentejo white blend. Hand-sorted to select the very best fruit in the harvest, Fitapreta Branco is spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, then racked using gravity to stainless steel aging tanks. The result is a layered, crystal-clear expression of terroir and fruit.
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.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, the Fitapreta Branco is a bright shade of straw-yellow. On the nose, fresh orchard and stone fruit commingle with apple skin and faint herbal notes. On the palate, good concentration and weight, with bright fresh fruit and clean acidity. Nicely focused on the finish with a pronounced chalkiness to the mineral cut.
Pairing Suggestions: Grilled fish, crudo preparations, delicately prepared seafood and shellfish.