Touriga plays well with others and is a cracking variety for blending. The 2018 vintage saw perfect conditions for ripening Touriga at Frankland Estate, so we thought this was worth capturing in bottle as a single varietal.
Vibrant cherry red in colour. Fresh lifted young berries, early season plums, dried herbs and savoury olive characters give a wine of amazing perfume.
It’s bold and lush on the palate. Lovely cherry and chocolate characters interact with fine gravelly tannins, salty liquorice flavours and a sweet core of fruit. This leads to a wine of balance with a bright crisp finish.
Touriga Nacional as a variety offers good cellaring potential.
Gold Wine Show of WA 2019
Fruit for this wine was sourced from grafted vines in the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard sits on an undulating northern and eastern facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over a clay sub-soil. It is farmed using organic viticultural practices and this is reflected in the depth and concentration of fruit flavours. The vines are trained on a Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) trellis system to enhance sunlight penetration of the canopy and optimize ripening conditions. Touriga Nacional was grafted into the vineyard in 2017.
The vines were spur pruned. The grapes were machine harvested and shallow fermented in stainless steel The vines were spur pruned. The grapes were machine harvested and shallow fermented in stainless steel open fermenters, before being aged for 10 months in 500 litre French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.
Certified Organic, Vegan Friendly