Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua 2019 - SPIRITED Wines
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Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua 2019
SKU: 60662

Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua 2019

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750ml
$27.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Portugal, Alentejo
Brand Fitapreta
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Dark purple. On the nose, fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry are commingled with a ferrous mineral note and wild notes of beef blood, anise and rose petals. On the palate, intense and lush, but light on its feet. The blue and black fruit are framed beautifully by fresh flowers and slate-tinged mineral. Finishes long, with a whiff of white pepper. This is a versatile wine. The lush fruit profile pairs very well with roasted and grilled meats, but the low alcohol levels and lack of oak tannin make it a fine pair for lighter fare like charcuterie and cheese but also fun with strong flavors, like in southeast Asian fare.
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The 2019 Touriga vai Nua Signature Series is unoaked and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. After the fruit-bomb Alfrocheiro, this was a breath of fresh air. It's not as seriously structured, but it is fragrant, tasty, pure and delicious. It has enough structure to seem serious, and it is very fresh, the fruit lifted on the palate. The mid-palate is well on the elegant side-nothing jammy here. It's a bit lean and rather nervy. It finishes with some blueberries but always in a dry fashion, never very fruity. This might be a great summer red, and you can drink it a few degrees cooler than normal. It probably does not have the upside potential of that Alfrocheiro, but it is a safer bet too. Of course, the styles are radically different. It is worth leaning up on this for the moment for its glorious freshness, although it may not stay at peak for all of its useful life. There were 15,000 bottles produced.

Mark Squires, July 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Richly structured as well as perfumed, the wine has ripe black fruits, a layer of tannins and a solid structure. It is a balanced, fruity wine, made entirely from Touriga Nacional. Drink from 2021. ROGER VOSS

Roger Voss, August 1, 2020