Macanita 2021 Tinto, Douro DOC

Item Number: 19732

UPC: 5-600789937013

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Sub Region: Douro
Appellation/AVA: Douro DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): Red Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5

Vineyard Notes: 55% Touriga Naçional, 25% old-vine field blend (80+ years), and 20% Sousao. Some of the vines tended are at an altitude of 200m to 540 m altitude in schist soils, and others at 600m altitude in granitic soils, both in Cima Corgo, Douro. This is a subregion that experiences extreme highs and lows from a temperature standpoint, with some of the greatest day-night temperature shifts in Portugal. As such the fruit experiences extended hang-time. Vine age ranges from 20-80+ years old.

Winemaking Notes: Hand harvested. Cold soak fermentation using wild yeasts, with 20 days maceration. Aged for 12 months, 100% in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes: Deep violet. On the nose, redolent of black and blue fruit tinged with violets and wet stone. On the palate, rich but balanced, with fresh acidity coupling the dark blueberry and plum fruit. Finishes long and spicy, with a big dose of flowers and minerals.

Pairing Suggestion: This is a rich, dark fruited wine that pairs beautifully with grilled and roasted meats and richer game dishes.