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Maçanita Branco Reservatext
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Maçanita Branco Reserva 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalSiblings Antonio and Joana Maçinata work together on this Douro Valley project, and this is the first Branco Reserva release. This blend of Arinto, Rabigato, and a field blend of traditional Douro grapes comes from vines mostly 500m and above. This was whole bunch pressed, then fermented in 40% stainless and 60% neutral oak barrels where it remained for 14 months, with bâtonnage. Green fig, quince, subtle white peach, kernel rule the medium palate, with an ample bed of earthy lees, and a sliver of lemon pith around the sides. The schistous soils lend a textural tension throughout, and linger on the saline finish.Very much in youth, give this time in the glass or your cellar to relax into itself.Tasted: 01 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 41.95 consignment Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Arinto - Rabigato - Field blend of Traditional Varieties