Maçanita Letra F<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?Maçanita’s Letra F reflects the ever-evolving landscape in the wine world: a fresh, field-blend wine hailing from some of the most intriguing vineyard sites in the Douro.
RATING HISTORY:2019 90 WA
GRAPE:A field blend of more than 20 red and white grape varieties from 70- to 110-year-old vines. 70% red and 30% white grapes. They are planted to granitic soils at an average altitude of 500m (1,600 ft) to 730m altitude (2,400 ft) elevation
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Maçanita Letra F pairs beautifully with dark meat fish, tartar, and grilled meats. Cheeses and slightly sweet desserts.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:Hand harvested. 30%-40% whole cluster, cold soak fermentation using wild yeasts, with 28 days maceration. Aged for 12 months in stainless steel.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Vines tended in granitic soils at an average altitude of 500m (1,600 ft) to 730m altitude (2,400 ft) elevation in Cima Corgo, Douro. This is a subregion that experiences extreme highs and lows from a temperature standpoint, with some of the greatest day-night temperature delta in Portugal. As such the fruit experiences extended hangtime.
TASTING NOTES:Ruby color. On the nose, red fruit tinged with white flowers and mineral notes. On the palate, fresh and lively, with bright acidity, showing intensity and concentration of aroma. Tannins are long, fine, and grippy, guiding this lighter-bodied red to a very saline finish.
BOTTLE WEIGHT:1 lbs (.47 kg)
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