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Maçanita Letra A Touriga Nacionaltext
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Maçanita Letra A Touriga Nacional 2020

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThose familiar with the rigorous Port wine vineyard grading system will know that A grade vineyards are ranked the most superior. This is the siblings’ version of a letter A Douro wine, a category that is traditionally favoured for yielding the biggest, most alcoholic, powerful wines. This Touriga Nacional has the grace and power of prestige port wines, but with grace and lightness. After 23 days on skins and ferment, this rested 14 months in 70% neutral French oak barrels, 20% new oak, and 10% inox. 3333 bottles released. Super fragrant, with touriga's signature violet perfume infiltrating wild plum, wild blackberry, thorns, black licorice, and studded with ample salts. Tannins are ample, though absorbing into the dense fruit, and acidity is strident, driving this through the pink peppered finish. This smart wine captures the perfumed, powerful side of touriga, in an elegant way.Tasted: 13 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 58.00 consignment Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Touriga Nacional