O Produtor, tasting note published in October 23rd 2020
Deep ruby-violet colour, showing a concentrated aroma of dark fruits combined with subtle notes of herbs and flowers. On the pallet, the concentrated ripe fruit contrasts with the powerful but well rounded tannin, ending with a persistent finish.
Production follows sustainable farming protocols, with yields controlled to obtain high quality by hard pruning, removal of secondary shoots and bunch thinning. At optimum maturity, the grapes are harvested manually in small boxes, allowing quality control operations of bunch selection in the vineyard and on the sorting table. After sorting and crushing, the grapes are transported by gravity in small vats and fermented only by indigenous yeasts at 27ºC. The maceration after fermentation lasts 21 days. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Joana and António Maçanita had a dream, create a wine with unique style, shaped to the personality of the two winemakers. The opportunity arises for the Douroregion, where Joana performs most of her professional activity. Among the terraces and long lines of vineyards, she’s faced with very special grapes, impossible to remain indifferent, Joana called António and challenged him for their first trip. In 2011 the roots are posted for the project of brother and sister, and Dourowas just the right spot. Following the same guideline and quality of the work done in other projects, António and Joana, believe that, the work on the vineyards is very important to achieve the best quality for their wines. The vineyards are located in the Douro, Sub-Region of Cima Corgo near the village of Pinhão. Maçanita Vinhos, carefully chosen their vineyards to fit the right profile, of concentration, richness and freshness. Brother and sister walked together the vineyards in every important operation that defines the quality and health of the grapes. With a enology based in the respect for the fruit, in which the extraction of color and structure of the grapes is made in a soft and slow process. The Maçanita wines are a pure expression of oenology “by Maçanita”, fruit above all.