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Fitapreta Brancotext
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Fitapreta Branco 2019

Alentejo, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalFrom lauded winemaker Antonio Maçanita (2020 winemaker of the year in Portugal), this blend of roupeiro, rabo de ovelha, antão vaz, tamarez, alicante branco, and arinto are sourced from Alentejo's granitic soils, and vines from 30-50 years, up to 400m in altitude. After a native ferment in stainless barrels, this remained there on lees for 6 months prior to bottling. Ripe and generous with quince, yellow apple, beeswax stretched along a stony lees-bedded palate. This finishes with a lingering stoniness. Exceptional value in Ontario; less so here in BC.Tasted: 19 March 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 18.95 consignment BC 37.00 private wine stores Producer: FitapretaDistributors: Premium Portugal Wines
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Antão Vás - Arinto - Roupeiro - SémillonCSPC: 133564UPC: 5600301740190