Tasting Notes: This wine displays bold dark-fruit flavours with hints of spice, leather and violet. It exhibits a complex bouquet with wild blackberries and mulberries interspersed with floral subtleties. The palate is juicy and full with dark berries, balanced with complex savoury undertones.
Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Steak, Lamb and BBQ dishes.
Winemakers Notes: Touriga Nacional is the variety that plays a prominent role in the blends used for ports and table wine in the world-renowned Douro and Dao river valleys and is widely believed to produce the finest wines in Portugal. Langhorne Creek’s climatic conditions closely resemble those experienced along the Douro valley and foster the production of premium Touriga Nacional.
Absolutely flawless weather conditions during the 2016 growing season with some of the best ripening conditions seen for the last decade. The grapes were picked at 14.5 Baume, destemmed and fermented in open fermenters for 12 days. After fermentation was complete an extended maceration on skins was undertaken. The wine was then Basket Pressed into third fill fine grain American oak hogsheads where it was aged for 12 months.
Harvest Date: 27th of March 2016 Bottling Date: 1st of May 2017
Closure: Stelvin Drinking Window: 2017 -2035