Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua
Antonio Macanita is the winemaker at Fitapreta in Alto Alentejo and he is winning awards left, right and centre. Despite this, he is very adventurous in his wine making, being likened to some of our favourite South African producers, Pieter Walser or Adi Badenhorst. Having trained at top wineries in Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Australia, he’s settled in Portugal making great wines in largely forgotton territories with indiginous grapes.
Translating as ‘Touriga in the nude’, this is 100% Touriga Nacional grapes; unoaked to allow an abundudance of bright red fruits to shine – raspberry and redcurrant dominate the nose and palate. This is a big, bold and complex wine that is utterly delicious.
Great to pair with pan fried fish, pasta with a tomato based sauce, roasted vegetable dishes and traditional paella.