Macanita 2022 Branco, Douro DOC

Item Number: 20027

UPC: 5-600789937020

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Sub Region: Douro
Appellation/AVA: Douro DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 70% Viosinho / 20% Codega do Larinho / 10% Gouveio
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5

Terroir Notes: Maçanita’s Douro Branco exemplifies the confluence of richness and elegant minerality that is the hallmark of Douro whites. The indigenous Viosinho provides the backbone to this mineral driven wine, showcasing the slate soil and high altitude plantings that fuel this project. Vines are tended in schist soil at 750 meters in Baixo Corgo, Douro. The average temperature is the lowest in the Douro, and ripeness is often a challenge here, but it also lends an intrinsic freshness to the wine.

Winemaking Notes: Joana Maçanita is a dynamo. Her energy, intense focus and passion for every facet of life are infectious, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the wines she makes. Working with her brother Antonio, Joana sources from old vineyards spread across the three subzones of the Douro Valley. The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Cold fermentation in stainless steel takes place using wild yeasts. The wine is then racked to stainless steel where it ages for 6 months before bottling.

Pairing Suggestions: This would beautifully compliment a whole roasted chicken or fish, Avgolemono soup, or cold pasta salad.

Tasting Notes: Bright yellow-gold. On the nose, fresh floral aromas co-mingle with ripe yellow and green orchard fruit and a touch of slate. On the palate, bright and juicy, with mouth filling concentration and refreshing acidity. A core of green and gold apple, pear and white pepper are wrapped with pleasant floral and mineral flavors on the long finish.