Vinteloper TN/17 Langhorne Creek Touriga Nacional 2017
Langhorne Creek, South Australia
WHAT A WINE. We go nuts for Touriga Nacional, an enigmatic Portuguese grape makes wines that can be both big and full-bodied, yet perfumed and delicate.
David Bowley's Touriga is from a vineyard in Langhorne Creek planted in 1992 on highly saline red-brown clay & loam soils and just a kilometre from Lake Alexandrina, which keeps the climate a bit fresher than the norm in these parts.
Wild fermented, macerated on skins for 14 days, matured in barrel for 11 months in French oak barrels. Those heady aromatics of lavender, violets and all-spice are there in spades, making it a wine you want to dwell over. It is so soft in the mouth - like drinking silk - then blueberries, vanilla, fruit cake and cinnamon. Almost too scrumptious for words.