FREE Delivery Next Day UK when you spend £75 & FREE Same Day and Evenings London and M25
Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines

Palpite Branco Reserva Fitapreta, Alentejano 2016

 
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Type: White
Producer: Palpite
Grape: Arinto, Antao Vaz, Verdelho
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5%

Available for next /same day delivery


     

This is very impressive. Very much in the buttery Burgundian mould. Rich but refined white-butter notes on the nose, seamlessly melding into something quite savoury and mealy. A hint of toast. The fruit is rich melon/peach with butterscotch and tropical notes intermingled. In balance though. Very much so. Hedonistic and moreish. Beautiful balance, richness, texture, creaminess, savouriness. This could easily be premier cru Meursault.


Tasting Notes

Sustainable organic practices are used, although the wine is not certified organic. The wine PALPITE (meaning intuition in Portuguese) is named in recognition of the many positive outcomes that have occurred through following a hunch. Vineyard Sites - FITA PRETA grapes come from a number of carefully selected, premium sites, owned by good growers throughout the region and are managed under our direction. The very best sites are composed of mineral-rich rocky schist and have the capacity to limit vine vigour while providing just sufficient water and minerals to support growth.


Press Note:

Sarah Ahmed, Decanter June 2018: "With nice underlying tension, this Arinto-Verdelho-Antao Vaz blend reveals high-toned, bruised, spicy, buttered apples, ripe lemon, lime zest, creamy lees, soughdough and smoky oak notes. Drink 2018-2022"


Robin's Note:

People often ask me what’s the next up and coming wine country or region. Of course you can say places like Bulgaria, Hungary – but they still have quite a few years to go before then can really make an impact in the market, whereas Portugal is cooking. They still have some way to go but that makes it all the more intriguing. There are some very exciting things happening across the whole country, at all price levels. Palpite from Alentejano is just about my favourite white wine.

SIGN UP to receive our
latest wine finds by email
'One of South Africa's best Grenache reds.'
'This is must be one of South Africa’s best Grenache reds. see more...
'One of the most ebullient and exciting new reds in the Cape'
Made by David Cope and Simon Wibberley this is one of the most e see more...
Decanter Magazine's MUST-TRY rose!
Located just 5km from the Adriatic coast, the estate was founded see more...
"A great discovery" - Champagne Collard-Picard Prestige
This is a great discovery, made by Champenois couple Olivie see more...
96 points Yabby Lake Syrah 2014 "This is a Syrah of quite exceptional intensity that takes no prisoners"
"Hand-picked from Blocks 2 and 3. Excellent colour; this is a Sy see more...
"Welcome these wines into your home now because [...] this estate is a superstar in the making."
"I visited this spectacular property back in May and have been w see more...