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Fitapreta Moreto Chão Dos Eremitas Vinhas Velhastext

Fitapreta Moreto Chão Dos Eremitas Vinhas Velhas 2019

Alentejo, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalHermits of the order of São Paulo, had been making their wine in the Chão dos Eremitas vineyard since at least the 14th C. This is Moreto (50 year old vines), a crossing between Sarigo and Alfrocheiro Preto. 30% was bled off to give concentration before fermentation with 30% whole bunch, over 40 days. Post ferment, this rested one year in older barrels. Juicy plum, wild raspberry, cherry, pomegranate is wrapped with fine, firm, tannins. Acidity is bright, lifting the textural medium-bodied red to a spiced, tart finish. Quite characterful and special.Tasted: 15 June 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 69.00 consignment Producer: FitapretaDistributors: Premium Portugal Wines
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Moreto