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FITA Alentejo Tinto 2019

WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?
Fita da FitaPreta stands out against commercially produced wines from Alentejo since it is composed from only the highest quality fruit from hand harvested, mature estate vineyards and vinified with minimal intervention. The three varieties are fermented separately and expertly blended for an exuberant, lifted expression of sun-drenched Alentejo.

GRAPE:
50% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Alicante Bouschet

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
This is a versatile wine with lush primary fruit that pairs well with coffee crusted prime rib of beef with roast fingerling potatoes, blue cheeses like Cambozola to Roquefort as well as aged cheese and charcuterie.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING:
Hand-harvested from sustainably farmed 12-50 year old vines. Gentle gravity fed movement through winery to maintain integrity of aromatics and structure. Native yeast fermentation. Varietals vinified separately with 14 day skin contact. Aged in 50% stainless steel and 50% conditioned French Oak barrels for 10 months. Vegan.

LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:
This wine comes from the Fonte Santa, João Paulo, and Vale do Cepo vineyards in the towns of Bencatel, Vimieiro and Redondo in Alentejo. Alentejo sees 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and 600mm of annual rainfall, less than 15% of which falls during the growing season. These vineyards are planted to rocky schist at 300-400m elevation.

TASTING NOTES:
Rivulets of violet compliment a deep ruby core. Floral and fruit aromatics of violets and black raspberries on the nose, with lilting notes of toast and spice. On the palate, lush and ripe, with abundant fresh black currant berries and brambleberry. The mid palate shows the minerality and a touch of smoke, with considerable length.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Golden Valley Liquor Barrel
Golden Valley
763-544-9881

Village W&s - Lake Elmo
Lake Elmo
651-433-2221

Lincoln Square Liquor Barrel
Mahtomedi
651-770-0692

Cork Dork Wine Co
Minneapolis
612-867-5960

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

Brightwines.com
North Saint Paul
651-748-0793

Andy's Liquor Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Marshall Liquors
Saint Paul
651-642-1891

Colony Plaza - Waconia
Waconia
952-442-2817

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

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