Dona Fatima – The Only Wine In The World Made From 100% Jampal
I recently received a Portuguese dry white for review which intrigued me very much.
It’s a premium wine produced by MANZ, Portugal, a pioneer in the fitness market. This is their recent venture into the wine market, currently exporting to over 25 countries. The winery focuses its production in the village of Cheleiros, Lisbon - an ancient medieval village located in the west of Portugal, next to the Atlantic ocean.
Dona Fatima is the only wine in the whole world produced exclusively with the almost extinct grape variety Jampal. The wine comes from vineyards in the ancient village of Chelerios; planted on clay-calcareous soils on slopes and terraces with the protection of the Cheleiros brook, influenced by a temperate Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Only 6,000 bottles produced yearly.
The wine is brought in by Q-Liquid (QLL) and you can find this wine on their retail website, Euro Liquor. See below my review on Dona Fatima 2019.
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Dona Fatima Jampal 2019, Lisboa, PortugalJampal from PortugalReview Date : 08-Jun-2021Bright, pale yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is full and welcoming, aromas of apple, pear and tropical fruit melded with an amalgam of spices and subtle creaminess. Medium-full bodied, the palate is unctuous and creamy with bright spices and tropical melon fruit, pear interweave nutty oak details and saline on the finish. Battonage (lees stir) created a silky and creamy texture. There is a good balance of acidity and ripe fruit; spices tickle the palate with salinity drives a sustained, refreshing finish. This is a round palate medium-full bodied white with generous fruit, a spicy palate and a saline drive. Match with sweet & sour pork and whitefish over the next 3-5 years. 100% Jampal (the only wine in the world produced exclusively from this variety) sourced from the village of Cheleiros. Destemmed, pre-ferment maceration, fermented in stainless steel to 14% alc. Aged in French oak for 6 months, regularly stirred lees. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) June 2021 RRP $39.99