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Fitapreta,Touriga Vai Nua 2018


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    Touriga Nacional

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  • Grape Blend:

    Touriga Nacional 100%

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  • Winemaker:

    Antonio Macanita�

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A Touriga Vai Nua, or The Touriga Goes Naked, is one of these very wines. Taking the warmth and ripeness of the Alentejo and using it to great effect in this fresh yet lush expression of Portugal's king of grapes, Touriga National, exemplifies what makes Antonio's winemaking so special. Like all of the wines from Fita Preta, this is unapologetically of and from the terroir of the Alentejo- warm, lush, ripe fruit. But by doing a partial carbonic maceration, whole cluster fermentation, and a mere 3 month elevage in stainless steel, he manages to create an expression of Touriga that is fresh, light on its feet, and extremely versatile & both classic and new all at once. This, as he says, is “Touriga as only winemakers have tasted it before it sees any wood or further adulteration. An unmitigated look at terroir and varietal. Dark purple. On the nose, fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry are commingled with a ferrous mineral note and sauvage notes of beef blood, anise and rose petals. On the palate, intense and lush, but light on its feet. The blue and black fruit are framed beautifully by fresh flowers and slate-tinged mineral. Finishes long, with a whiff of white pepper.

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100% Touriga Nacional. Sustainably grown vines on average 30 years old . Tended in Schist rocky soil at 300-400 m (984 -1,312 ft) elevation. 30 day maceration with spontaneous wild yeast fermentation. Cold stabilized, and racked to stainless steel for 3 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Fitapreta is the culmination of a partnership between a young, dynamic Portuguese winemaker and a British-born viticulturist, dedicated to a new examination of terroir in the Alentejo. The winemaker Antonio Macanita returned home to his native Portugal after winemaking stints in Napa, Australia and France, most notably Ch. Lynch Bages. David Booth, the viticulturist, was already well established in Portugal when they began work together in 2004. Fitapreta operates on the Portuguese idea of �Palpite� or intuition when it comes to their viticulture and winemaking. With this trust of the land and the natural growth process of the vineyard, they are able to make wines that are imbued with a singular sense of place. They operate on a strictly gravity-fed basis in the winery, to avoid any harsh treatment of the must. All wines are spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts. Small parcels of each vineyard are fermented separately to preserve distinct stylistic qualities. These are then blended to achieve a layered, complete picture of the terroir.

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