Fita Preta Red 2008
Varietal: 40% Aragonês, 35%, Trincadeira, 25% Alicante bouschet
Maturation: 50% matured in second year French oak barrels for 9 months
Production: 20,000 bottles released in May 2009
Only the best local varieties from top quality vineyards in the Alentejo region of southern Portugal are used. Grapes mature perfectly in the hot and dry Mediterranean climate while retaining freshness from the cool nights. Soils are infertile rocky schists, naturally low-yielding, producing concentrated, healthy fruit.
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby-violet colour with a generous aroma of red fruits; subtle toasted spice and refreshing eucalyptus notes. Concentrated, rich and persistent. Serve at 16ºC with well flavored grilled red meats.
$18.95 per bottle
Available by the bottle at LCBO VINTAGES, through the February 4, 2012 release. To purchase your wine, click HERE to check store availability. LCBO #244764