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Touriga Vai Nua Fitapreta 2017

 
Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejano
Type: Red
Producer: Palpite
Grape: Touriga Nacional
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017

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'Oh my. I love this wine so much I want to drink the bottle now. Touriga Nacional not from the Douro, from the Alentejano. No oak! Mineral and dark and floral, like the cleanest of Rhône syrahs; violet-scented and fresh and thirst-quenching bright, with just a hint of the grape’s savage underbelly. I accidentally chilled it and - well, that works. £17.50 from @swig_wine' Victoria Moore


Tasting Notes

Made from mature (average 30 years old) vines on rocky schist soil at 300-400m above sea level in Alentejo. Most of the wine has 30 days on skins with wild yeast fermentation. A portion undergoes semi-carbonic maceration - a technique most common in Beaujolais which brings out lighter red fruit and floral characters and softens tannin. The wine is aged for three months in steel tank - no oak at all - then bottled unfined and unfiltered.


Press Note:

"This one captured my heart at the first sniff. It's pure touriga nacional, the most respected of the port grapes." Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

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