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Maçanita Letra A Touriga Nacionaltext

Maçanita Letra A Touriga Nacional 2021

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 1 month on skins and for a native ferment, this rested 14 months French barrel (10% new). Perfumed black plums, wild blackberry is stencilled with thorns and textured with a schistous grit. Tannins are firm, guiding this fresh, full bodied red through a crushed stone finish. Power and lightness, which is a really rare thing to achieve. 3875 bottles produced.Tasted: 18 January 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: MaçanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Touriga Nacional