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Palpite Tinto Reserva Fitapreta, Alentejano 2015

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Producer: Palpite
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 14.5%

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If you like you're full-bodied reds this is one for your for your virtual shopping basket. Rich in body, smooth in texture, with concentrated, oak-spiced dark fruits on the nose and palate with subtle herbal and floral (violets) notes. Ripe and powerful on the palate but well-rounded and supple. The cab gives it some freshness in the mid-palate, but you can still get a sense of the other two varieties - the herbal, liquorice notes of the Touriga, the inky depth and spiciness of the Aragonez. Generous, mouth-filling with a long, long finish.

Tasting Notes

Fruit from specially selected vineyards in Alentejo, southern Portugal. Soils are predominantly infertile rocky schist, so naturally low-yielding, producing concentrated, flavour-packed fruit. In the cellar, wild yeast fermentation in a combination of temperature-controlled steel tanks and large oak vats is followed by three weeks of post-fermentation maceration to extract further colour and soften the tannins. The wine was then matured in French oak barrels for 16 months.

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