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Fitapreta a Laranja Mecânica
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16¾/20

Fitapreta a Laranja Mecânica 2019

Alentejo, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalThis is a new orange wine release from Antonio Maçanita, his Clockwork Orange. Arinto, Roupeiro, Verdelho, Antão Vaz, Alincante Branco, Trincadeira-das-Pratas, Fernão Pires make up the Alentejo coferment blend, from various vineyards and vines 15-50 years old, on granite soils. After the first whole bunch pressing, 10-15% of the remaining juice macerated on the skins for a week, and then was pressed again and reunited with the whole, where it native fermented. It remained in stainless on lees until it was bottled, unfiltered, the following fall. Pouring a hazy golden hue, this orange wine is teeming with alluring bergamot, quince, and stencilled with finely grippy tannins and that characteristic granitic hum. Fantastic texture, salinity, and moreishness in this medium bodied wine.Tasted: 08 October 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 31.95 consignment Producer: FitapretaDistributors: Premium Portugal Wines
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Arinto - Roupeiro - Verdelho - Antão Vaz - Alincante Branco - Trincadeira-das-Pratas - Fernão Pires UPC: 5600301740916