2020 Maçanita Douro Tinto, Douro, Portugal


Deep violet. On the nose, redolent of black and blue fruit tinged with violets and wet stone. On the palate, rich but balanced, with fresh acidity coupling the dark blueberry and plum fruit. Finishes long and spicy, with a big dose of flowers and minerals.

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55% Touriga Nacional, 25 % old-vine field blend (80+ year old vines), and 20% Sousão. Vines planted to schist and granitic soils at 200-600m elevation. Hand harvested. Indigenous yeasts with 20-day maceration. Aged for 12 months in stainless steel. 


Joana Maçanita is a dynamo. Her energy, intense focus and passion for every facet of life are infectious—and nowhere is this more apparent than in the wines she makes. Her dedication to her craft is eclipsed only by her talent, and her project in the Douro Valley is a perfect showcase for her full-speed-ahead, accept-no-substitutes style. Working with her brother Antonio, Joana sources from old vineyards spread across the three subzones of the Douro Valley. In search of freshness and minerality above all else, Joana uses classic Douro grape varieties, sourced from plots planted at high altitudes. The wines that result are balanced, elegant, and a transparent expression of true Douro terroir.


Grape(s) Touriga Nacional
Farming Organic