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2019 Little Mafalda Tinto: Douro, Portugal


Tasting Notes

This may seem small by name, but it is as bold as any Portuguese wine! This wine has notes of plum, blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, earthy, pepper, and oak. Just an awesome wine and a sure crowd pleaser.

Winery Details

The distribution of the vine varieties is quite homogeneous with Touriga Nacional, Tinto Roriz, Touriga Franca and Souzão. One third of the estate is still (and will remain so!) with 'old vines'. In 2014 and 2015 Mafalda invested a lot, by replanting part of the estate and grubbing up, in some cases, one foot on two, to give them more 'space' to live.

2016 has been a decisive year for Mafalda: we have returned to the estate winemaking ancestral traditions, featuring storage and bottling our production in place, rather than do it in one of their other winemaking center, 5 km away. This allow them to monitor more closely their grapes and the maturation, preventing them from damaging during carriage, but especially they can completely control our winemaking in 'small format'.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Quinta Dona Mafalda - Christie's - Little Mafalda

Grape(s): 100% Touriga Nacional

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Douro, Portugal

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. The grapes are macerated, then pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats, aged in oak.

Aging: Aged in oak barrels.

% ABV: 14%