Douro White Blend 2021

Light-to-medium. Fresh and floral. A bit of chalk and salt. Great seafood pairing. — a month ago

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Os Canivéis Letra F Douro tinto 2020

2020 vintage. Os Canivéis Letra F Douro tinto. From sister and brother winemakers Joana and António Maçanita. Letra F refers to the lowest quality vineyards for the production of Port wines, but the Maçanitas argue that there are hidden treasures among these vineyards with very old vines. This is a field blend of 11 varieties from a vineyard in Carlão, Cima Corgo with vines between 80 and 92 years old at an attitude of 510 m. with extremely low yields (1800 kg/ ha). Aged in neutral oak. Give it some time to open up. Floral nose with raspberries lurking in the background. Medium-bodied with bright red fruit, with a focus more on freshness and elegance than sheer power, even if it features a seriously tannic backbone. Good length with retronasal fruit and minerality. Tiny production of 666 bottles ( the number of the beast, so drink at your own risk!). Abv. 14,5%. — a year ago


Douro Red Blend 2015

Portuguese Red Blend (55% Touriga National, 25% Castas de Vinhas Velhas, and 20% Sausao). Big black and red fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of leather, purple flowers, spices and tar. Dark inky color with medium tannins, good balance and a long finish. Bold and concentrated, but not out of control. — 3 years ago

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Douro Touriga Nacional Rosé 2022

Excellent rose from Portugal. Strawberry notes but dry. Great with a fish dish or lighter bites — 2 months ago


Reserva Palpite Alentejano Red Blend

2020 vintage. Another successful Maçanita wine. A blend of 27% Alicante Bouschet, 25% Aragonez, 14% Castelão, 14% Trincadeira 12% Alfrocheiro and 8% others ( Baga, Tinta Carvalha , Touriga Nacional). Soils are yellow schist and granite. Vineyard altitude 280-380 m. Attractive nose with amarena cherries, raspberries, dark chocolate and Provencal herbs. Concentrated jammy black fruit balanced by tight acidity and a powerful tannic structure. Very good length with retronasal fruit and spices. Abv. 14,5% . Should age well. — a year ago


Mainada Touriga Nacional 2020

2020 vintage. Mainada Touriga Nacional from the Alentejo winery Mainova. Vinified by António Maçanita and Sandra Sarria. Unoaked. Dark red with purplish rim. Intense perfume with the typical violet of the grape variety mixed with blackberries and spices. Lots of slightly jammy fruit in the mouth while maintaining freshness with soft tannin and good spicy length. — a year ago


A Touriga Vai Nua Unoaked Signature Series Touriga Nacional

2019 vintage. Another great wine by Antonio Maçanita. 100% unoaked (hence the name "Touriga goes naked") Touriga Nacional from Alentejo. Intensely perfumed, very floral (violets), intertwined with blackberries and black pepper. Juicy blackberries and spices in the mouth with a nice peppery length with retronasal violets. Original and amazing value at 12,50 euro. — 4 years ago

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e Sousao Tinto 2019

Love this wine! Sweet and smoky at the same time, smooth and light enough to drink on its own, but sturdy enough to support a rich roasted meal pairing. — 9 months ago


Preta Vinho Regional Alentejano Touriga Nacional Blend

2021 vintage. Note that there is no Touriga Nacional in this wine, it is a blend of 40% Aragonêz, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Trincadeira and 10% Castelão. Fitapreta was the project of young winemaker António Maçanita and the late consultant David Booth ( who sadly died from a heart attack at age 47 in 2012). Maçanita favours minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts and low sulfites. Terrific value, bursting with fruit and spices with a ripe tannic backbone. Aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in neutral barrels. Abv. 14,5%. — a year ago


Branco de Talha Regional Alentejano 2010

2020 vintage. A blend of 70% Roupeiro and 30% Antão Vaz, vinified together in amphora by winemakers António Maçanita and Sandra Sárria. Unlike stated by one comment here, this is not oxidative whatsoever. Pear, quince, flowers and a hint of fresh mint. Medium-bodied with juicy white fruit, tight acidity, fresh herbs and very good mineral length. Abv. 12,5%. — a year ago