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Maçanita Branco
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16½/20

Maçanita Branco 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalFrom the recently named Producer of the Year in Portugal (Antonio Maçinata, for his Alentejo FitaPreta Wines), this is a project he works on with his sister Joana in the Douro Valley. This Branco blends viosinho, códega do larinho, and gouveio comes mostly from the Baixo Corgo (80%), with the remainder from the Douro Superior, and from vines between 580- 700m on granite and schistous soils. This was whole bunch pressed, then fermented and aged in stainless for 6 months on lees. Green fig, quince, pear skin flood the juicy frame, smartly sharpened around the sides by the profound soils and altitude, and with grapes allowed to express their purity through the Maçanitas' thoughtful winemaking. There's a cushion of meadow herb lees threaded with orange pith to the stony finish, making this friendly and welcoming now.Tasted: 10 February 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 21.95 consignment Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Viosinho - Códega do Larinho - GouveioUPC: 5600789937020