Rabo de Ovelha
Fita Preta Vinhos
The grapes come from two vineyards: Vinha da Nora (40%) is 35-37 years old, in organic production since 2015, field blend of Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Arinto, Tamarez, Alicante Branco and Antão Vaz; from Vinha de Vale do Cepo (60%), 51 years old and certified as integrated production, the varieties are Roupeiro (syn. Síria), Alicante Branco (syn. Boal de Alicante), and Tamarês (syn. Trincadeira das Pratas).
Fitapreta Branco 2020 is an origin wine, an effort to resurrect the old formula of Alentejo whites, using grape varieties typical of the region. Some varieties such as Tamarês (syn. Trincadeira das Pratas) and Alicante Branco (syn. Boal de Alicante) are reduced to a few hectares. Produced with minimal intervention, it expresses the pure aromas and flavors of the Alentejo
Citrine yellow color, with intense citrus aroma with mineral notes refreshing the set. Attacks with good volume and is rich in the retro. Finishes with impressive freshness in harmony with good fruit. The finish is quite persistent.
Grapes are picked between 3 and 4 am, whole cluster pressing with separation between 1st pressing, vertical fermentation and 2nd pressing in horizontal tanks. Cold decantation without additives to settle. Combination of spontaneous and inoculated fermentation. Minimal clarification with bentonite clay. Low intervention throughout the cycle.
SO2 <70 mg/L (sulfite limit organic wine <150 mg/L; sulfite limit biodynamic wine <90mg/L). Vegan. Gluten free.
23.760 bottles of 0.75L released in August 2021.
Fresh, with good acidity and some unctuosity, it works well with grilled fish, salads and fresh seafood.
Keep at 6-8ºC to be served at 10ºC and drink at 12ºC.