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Maçanita Letra F Vinho de Misturatext
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Maçanita Letra F Vinho de Mistura 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalLetter F is a play on words for the categorization system for port grapes in the Douro, finishing at letter E. From the Cima Corgo and 480m - 720m altitude, this is a blend of more than 20 red and white varieties, including many very old vines. After a cold soak, this was native fermented in small lagares, with 28 days on skins before ageing 1 year in stainless. As one would imagine, with all those grapes, this is incredibly perfumed and complexed, with purple florals, tight plum, rockrose, pink peppercorns, cherry blossoms, scrubby lavender and rosemary leading the medium palate. Tannins are long, fine, and grippy, guiding this lighter bodied red to a very saline, schistous finish. Such an intriguing and characterful wine; seriously smashable.Tasted: 01 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 34.95 consignment Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Field Blend - Multiple Varieties