Fitapreta 2021 Tinto, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Item Number: 18966
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 40% Aragones / 30% Trincadeira / 30% Alicante Bouschet
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: rocky schist
Elevation: 300-400 meters
Terroir Notes: The Alentejo is a large region in southeastern central Portugal, which is one of the agricultural centers of the country. Here we have sustainably grown vines planted from 1979-1989. This wine is an unadulterated, crystal clear expression of the Alentejo's terroir.
Winemakaing Notes: Spontaneous fermentation occurs using indigenous yeasts in small barrels. Post-fermentation maceration is for 15 days. 50% of the wine is then racked by gravity to second and third use French oak for nine months.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby-violet. Fresh and roasted red berry fruit on the nose, with lilting notes of toast and spicebox overlaid with fresh eucalyptus. The palate is lush and ripe with abundant fresh berries and cherry compote up front. The mid palate shows the minerality and a touch of smoke, with considerable length.
Pairing Suggestions: Grilled meats of all kinds is a lovely pairing. Lamb shoulder chops dusted with smoked paprika and pepper before grilling would be ideal.