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Red wine 

Sexy - Tinto 2012

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The winery : Fita Preta Vinhos
Appellation: Alentejano (Portugal)
Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional
Other vintages: 2009 **** Very good, 2007, 2006, 2005
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Food Pairing: This wine combines well with both white and red meats in either traditional or modern cuisine Winemaker’s notes: Deep ruby-violet color. Warm aroma of woodland fruits combining with spicy and caramel notes from good French oak. Full bodied, with ripe, well-rounded tannins and an intense black fruit flavor. Refreshing acidity and a very persistent finish.

Technical data

Vineyard Locations: Northern Alentejo (Southern Portugal)
Climate: Continental/Mediterranean. Hot and dry with cold nights
Soils: Poor and rocky, of granitic origin
Varieties: Touriga Nacional (50%) Aragonês (25%) Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) Syrah (10%)
Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano

Vinification: From some of the best vineyards in the region,grapes were selectively hand picked into 20kg harvest boxes and transported to the winery using refrigerated trucks. Using out of the ordinary vinification methods for the region the fermentation occurred spontaneously without the addition of cultured yeasts and an additional 20 day maceration took place to allow the release of all the desirable aroma and flavour compounds from the grapes

Ageing: 50% of the wine had 9 months in French oak barrels (fine grain medium toast +) the rest aged in steel tanks

Alcohol: 14.5% by Volume
Production: 65.000 in 0.75L and 5,000 in 0,375L
Launch date: November 2007
Storage: 16-18ºC
Service: Best served at 18ºC, to be enjoyed at 20ºC


Viticulturist: David Booth
Winemaker: António Maçanita

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