Touriga was originally planted in Australia over 60 years ago for fortified wine production. It is now showing its flair as a red table wine variety. Sourced from a well established vineyard in Langhorne Creek this shows the varieties floral and spice aromas with a beautifully soft and juicy palate.
A “hands off approach” is employed during the making of this wine to give a true interpretation of the variety. The fruit is destemmed only and whole berries are fermented with wild yeast for 7 days. The wine is basket pressed to old oak puncheons (7-8 years of age) for 3 months. It is then bottled without fining or filtration.
A lifted aroma of crushed wild flowers, spice and plums.
Flavours of plum earth and spice. The palate is soft and approachable with fine, building tannins.