Fitapreta Baga Ao Sol Alentejo Red 2015 - SPIRITED Wines
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Fitapreta Baga Ao Sol Alentejo Red 2015

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Fitapreta Baga Ao Sol Alentejo Red 2015
$49.99
Save $10.00 (20%)
$39.99

SKU 59392

750ml

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Appearance: Deep ruby-garnet. Bouquet: On the nose, telltale aromas of sour cherry, leather, purple and red flowers, and leather - classic Baga. Palate: Bursting with generous, fresh red fruit - cranberry, sour cherry, and strawberries - comingled with floral notes, a savory rear palate, and a persistent beam of minerality. Fresh, juicy, and ripe without being cloying, and dangerously easy to drink. Pairings: The fresh acidity, floral notes and red fruit make Baga a perfect pair with lamb and game.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Portugal, Alentejo
Brand Fitapreta
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Baga ao Sol is the winery's quixotic southern adventure for this grape, coming in unoaked and at 14% alcohol. It works surprisingly well. Owner-winemaker Antonio Maçanita was smart to make this unoaked. It may get some of that Alentejo sun (that's the "ao Sol" part of the name), but the lack of wood makes it seems fresher, purer and lively. This is a fine vintage for it, arguably its best. Bursting with flavor-I'll bet you didn't know Baga could have that much flavor-this has exuberant fruit, silky texture and a crisp, lingering finish. It's pretty awesome this year. It's simply delicious. To justify my enthusiasm and its price level compared to the nice prices in Bairrada, it does have to age and develop a bit. I don't think it will age like Bairrada Baga, but I won't be surprised if this holds beautifully for at least a decade from now. More? Well, there is very little track record. Let's be conservative and take that in stages.

Mark Squires, June 2018