FITAPRETA Preta Cuvee Red 2017


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.

FITAPRETA Preta Cuvee Red 2017

Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Aicante Bouschet, Baga  

Tasting Notes: Concentrated dark violet color. Generous nose with very intense aroma of crushed blackberries and blueberries. Complexity comes from deep floral scents and toasted barrel notes. Powerful mouthfeel from firm very ripe tannins

Wine Ratings: Robert Parker: 94+points / 92+points

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 14.5%

Best Served at: 10 to 12 degrees

Country of Origin: Portugal

Dimension: H30.5 cm x W7.6 cm 

Volume: 750ml 


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