One winemaker, one English Viticulture, a good idea, that’s what it took to found FitaPreta in 2004 by António Maçanita and David Booth. Shortly after that they won the ‘Trophy Alentejo’ Award by IWC (International Wine Challenge).
Palpite is a barrel fermented, reserve quality white wine produced from a selection of the best vineyards blocks of every vintage. Palpite is a Portuguese word meaning a good hunch or intuition and is an acknowledgement of the importance of these feelings in the craft of winemaking. The wine combines richness with freshness derived from the blend of native grapes varieties and by fermenting and skilful ageing in small French barrels. . The emphasis is on careful selection and gentle fruit handling to optimize the extraction of desirable aroma and textural components. All bunches are inspected for quality on a sorting table before they are gently whole-cluster pressed at low temperature.
Golden straw colour, intense, complex nose with hints of spice, grapefruit and cream. Overall the wine has a fine balance of intense richness and acidity that extends into a persistent finish. We abolutely love this!