Fita Preta 2008 Blanco Vinho

Posted on January 4, 2011

From the southwest corner of Portugal, Fita Preta Winery combines high-tech vineyard management with traditional winemaking techniques to create distinctive wines from the budding region of Alentejo. Despite producing just over 10,000 cases a year, Fita Preta can be found all over the globe. They focus mainly on Portuguese varieties (Alfrocheiro, Aragones, Trincadeira, and Touriga Nacional to name a few), but other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are beginning to make strides. The Alentejo region is best known for its red varieties, with a divide between producers sticking to old world styles and those producing new world wines. 

 

Winery - Fita Preta Vinhos

Location - Herdade de Outiero de Esquila, Portugal

Wine - Fita Preta 2008 Blanco Vinho

Grape Varieties -  Antao Vaz

Appellation - Alentejo

Alcohol - 13.5% v/v

Price - $16 USD

 

Nose/Aroma - Apricot, tropical fruit, and green tea.

Palate/Flavors - Crisp acid with grapefruit, rock melon, and apricots that broadens out nicely. Bit of an oily texture, and a long, honeyed finish.

Food Pairing - Seafood salad pita wraps.

Comments - If you can find it, definitely a good buy with a complex flavor profile. Don't find a whole lot of wine from Portugal in the US and this one give them a good name. Reminds me a bit of a Condrieu but with more acid structure.