Fitapreta 2021 Tinto, Vinho Regional Alentejano

Item Number: 18966

UPC: 5-600301740183

Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 40% Aragones / 30% Trincadeira / 30% Alicante Bouschet
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: rocky schist
Elevation: 300-400 meters

Terroir Notes: The Alentejo is a large region in southeastern central Portugal, which is one of the agricultural centers of the country. Here we have sustainably grown vines planted from 1979-1989. This wine is an unadulterated, crystal clear expression of the Alentejo's terroir.

Winemakaing Notes: Spontaneous fermentation occurs using indigenous yeasts in small barrels. Post-fermentation maceration is for 15 days. 50% of the wine is then racked by gravity to second and third use French oak for nine months.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby-violet. Fresh and roasted red berry fruit on the nose, with lilting notes of toast and spicebox overlaid with fresh eucalyptus. The palate is lush and ripe with abundant fresh berries and cherry compote up front. The mid palate shows the minerality and a touch of smoke, with considerable length.

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled meats of all kinds is a lovely pairing. Lamb shoulder chops dusted with smoked paprika and pepper before grilling would be ideal.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/30/2023)

    The 2021 Tinto is a typical blend (specific information was not available this time around) aged in a mixture of barrels and stainless steel. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. A rather substantial offering in its own right these days, this is a fine follow-up to the big and fruity 2019. It might even be better in time; we'll see. It seems impeccably well balanced, shows fine depth, beautiful fruit and still has hints of finesse. The tannins are ripe, making this easy to enjoy now, but that doesn't mean this is at peak. For the regular Tinto in this sometimes pricey lineup, this is a steal and a fine value point. It's a great choice for a house pour. It's less clear how brilliantly it will age, but it should hold a reasonable time and can still improve.