Fitapreta 2020 'Carta da Fitapreta' Tinto, Vinho Regional Alentejo
Item Number: 17314
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 50% Aragonez (Tempranillo) / 30% Touriga Nacional / 20% Alicante Bouschet
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Rocky schist
Elevation: 300-400 meters
Terroir Notes: This wine comes from the Fonte Santa, João Paulo, and Vale do Cepo vineyards in the towns of Bencatel, Vimieiro and Redondo in Alentejo. Alentejo sees 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and 600mm of annual rainfall, less than 15% of which falls during the growing season.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested from sustainably farmed 12-50 year old vines. The must is gently gravity fed through winery to maintain integrity of aromatics and structure. Fermentation occurs with native yeast and 14-day skin contact. Carta da Fitapreta ages in 50% stainless steel tanks and 50% conditioned French oak barrels for 10 months.
Tasting Notes: Floral and fruit aromatics of violets and black raspberries on the nose, with lilting notes of toast and spice. On the palate, lush and ripe, with abundant fresh black currant berries and brambleberry. The midpalate shows the minerality and a touch of smoke, with considerable length.
Food Pairing: This is a versatile wine with lush primary fruit that pairs well with coffee crusted prime rib of beef with roast fingerling potatoes, blue cheeses like Cambozola to Roquefort as well as aged cheese and charcuterie.