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Basket Pressed Touriga Nacional 2018

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.  It finishes long and rich with balanced acidity and silky tannins.

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 slightly higher average temperatures during the months of January and February continued into March to produce some of the best ripening conditions 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.

This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Steak, Lamb and BBQ dishes.

 

Awards & Accolades:    

·       93 poinits James Halliday Wine Companion

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Basket Pressed Touriga Nacional 2018

Basket Pressed Touriga Nacional 2018

  • Specialty: Australian Grown and Made
  • Dietary Requirement: Vegan
    • $32.99

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      Basket Pressed Tempranillo
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    Artisan information

    • New Era Vineyards
    • Country: Australia
    • Region/State: South Australia
    • Business: RD & MA Baxter PTY LTD
    • Total products: 10

    Tags: touriga nacional, wine, langhorne creek wine