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Tourigal Nacional

Touriga Nacional,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
2020
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  • Platter's: 91
  • Tim Atkin: 91

£25.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

The decision to work with Touriga Nacional came naturally as it is a variety that thrives in hot and dry conditions. The vineyard was planted in 2007 on deep sandy granitic soils with a north westerly aspect. A hot slope, but it still enjoys cool shady mornings as a result of the steep valley. The Touriga fares exceptionally well with great balance in fruit and small bunches with small, concentrated berries. The grape has a natural high acidity and low pH which is perfect for these climatic conditions.

Deep, dark in colour with a purple rim. Rich floral aromas of violets and sweet oriental spice. Complex flavours of blueberry, plum and purpleand black forest fruits and a soft but succulent acidity. It is elegantly weighty with a velvetydensity and a defined underlying structure. A wine that reveals the identity of Touriga Nacional with uncompromised character.

Category: SKU: 1f4fe6a4411e
In The Cellar
Small batch natural ferments with mostly whole bunches. Light extractions with 1 to 2 punchdowns daily. Early pressing, with a maximum of 5 days on skins post ferment. The result of this is maximum aromatics, and an elegant juicy palate. An 11 month maturation follows in big old seasoned oak barrels. The wine is bottled without fining and only a light filtration.

In The Vineyard
The decision to work with Touriga Nacional came naturally as it is a variety that thrives in hot and dry conditions. The vineyard was planted in 2007 on deep sandy granitic soils with a north westerly aspect. A hot slope, but it still enjoys cool shady mornings as a result of the steep valley. The Touriga fares exceptionally well with great balance in fruit and small bunches with small, concentrated berries. The grape has a natural high acidity and low pH which is perfect for these climatic condtions. Raisining or sunburn is seldom a problem.
Deep, dark in colour with a red/purple rim. Rich aromas of juicy, fresh berry fruits and floral notes of violets and lavender fields. Complex flavours of blueberry and purple and black forest fruits with a dense palate and a bright, succulent fresh finish. It has the raw, tight tannic structure of a more natural approach. A wine that reveals the naked identity of Touriga Nacional with uncompromised character.
Alcohol:12.8
Sugar:1.9