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Preta - Red Wine

D0291
2011
Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouchet, Aragonez
Fita Preta, Alentejo
750
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43,26 €
£38.07
Starting from: 6 units 42,40 €
£37.31
Starting from: 12 units 41,54 €
£36.55

Preta

Climate: Warm days and very cold nights
Vineyard Locations: Near the Alentejo villages of Bencatel and
Fronteira
Soil Types: Very poor of schist or granitic origin
Varieties: 50% Touriga Nacional, 35% Alicante Bouschet and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% one year old
Alcohol: 14,5 % in Volume
Launch Date: June 2009
Storage: Cellar at between 16ºC and 18ºC

Viticulture and Winemaking
All bunches entering the winery are passed over a sorting table and subjected to intensive quality control. The grapes are gently crushed and moved by gravity into temperature regulated vats. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurred naturally with no inoculation. The post fermentation maceration on skins lasted for 28 days. Fining was with egg whites. This wine is a natural product that was lightly filtered and may cast a deposit over time
Food pairing: Enjoy with roasted, slightly caramelized red meat or game with black fruit jelly. Match also with a powerful Portuguese cheese from Azeitão or a traditional Roquefort.

Winemaker´s Notes
Concentrated dark violet color. Generous nose with very intense aroma of crushed blackberries and blueberries, floral scent and a subtle touch of toasted almond barrel notes. The mouth-feel is full with very ripe firm tannins. Good acidity and a sustained finish.

Viticulture: David Booth
Winemaking: António Maçanita