2019 Heirloom Vineyards McLaren Vale Touriga

McLaren Vale Touriga

Vineyard: Cutting edge viticulture teamed with exceptional wine making has delivered a superb wine from the South Australian McLaren Vale region. The vineyard is constantly monitored and managed to deliver premium grapes.

Season: The growing season kicked off to a good but slightly drier start than previous years. This followed into summer proving challenging with overall fruit production quantities. Frost and disease pressure was low, with a few damaging hail storms causing slight scaring on the wine grapes. January to February recorded some extreme hot temperatures which enabled a generous ripening, with small grape bunches reaching maximum concentration and flavour.

Winemaking: Hand picked fruit was carefully sorted before gentle pressing into open fermenters. Basket pressed and matured in French oak barriques from bespoke coopers.

Appearance: Bright violet-blue, with hints of deep dark red and purple.

Aroma/Bouquet: The aroma is an astonishing abundance of pen ink, graphite, mineral and ironstone. The fruit captures sweet nuances of lavender with plum and tangerine skins.

Palate: A textural and delightful balance of acid and tannins. Luscious, sweet, blue and red fruits such as mulberry, blueberry and cranberry greet your palate before a powerful and rewarding, savoury long finish.  

Food Pairing: Char-grilled scallops, chorizo and white bean stew.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide, Rosie Signer

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