Fitapreta 2020 Branco de Talha, Alentejo DOC

Fitapreta 2020 Branco de Talha, Alentejo DOC

Item Number: 17312

UPC: 5-600301740299

Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Alentejo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Field Blend (40% Roupeiro / 16% Rabo de Ovelha / 8% Arinto / 8% Tamarez / 8% Alicante Branco / 20% Others)
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.6


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (7/29/2022)

    The 2020 Branco de Talha was aged in old 1,000-liter clay amphorae dating back to the 1900s. This wine is essentially the same as the Branco Ancestral, a field blend largely consisting of Roupeiro (40%), Rabo de Ovelha (16%), Arinto (8%), Tamarez (8%), Alicante Branco (8%) and others. It comes in at 12.6% alcohol. The juice is from the winery's Nora vineyard this year (2022 will be the last from this vineyard because the winery has lost its lease). The Talha makes its presence known here, but past that, this is a structured white with a sense of depth in mouthfeel. This is beautifully focused and complex, an intriguing medley on the finish. Not everyone is enamored of amphora wines, of course, but this works well.