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Maçanita Tinto Reservatext

Maçanita Tinto Reserva 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalSiblings Antonio and Joana Maçinata work together on this Douro Valley project. This Reserva blends 64% Sousão (now called Sesão), 30% Touriga Nacional, and 6% field blend of traditional Douro grapes. This was native fermented and macerated on skins for 26 days before aging 18 months in French oak barrels (25% new). Black plum, wild blackberry, tart black cherry, violets is seasoned with toasty spices, and gripped with firm tannins through the saline finish. The schist gives a tight, firm grip and ample freshness to the 14% wine, still very much in youth. Open this in advance, or give it a year or two in the cellar. Certainly of a place, and only could be Douro.Tasted: 01 September 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 41.95 consignment Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Sesão (Sousão) - Touriga Nacional - Old Field Blend