Grape - Touriga Nacional

Where - Adelaide Hills, Australia 

What - Vinteloper are determined, passionate winemakers who cherish the opportunity they've been given to produce some of the most innovative wine coming out of Australia. If you think you had a bad year, Vinteloper had it worse, with their vineyards being almost completely destroyed by the December 2019 bushfires. This was devastating news, but they've gotten back up and have dedicated themselves to reestablishing their once epic vineyards over the next few years. 


They're more than used to being the best at what they do, with several first-place awards from the prestigious Pinot Palooza People's Choice. The picked grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented on indigenous yeasts with 14-days of skin-contact. This is a 100% malolactic fermentation that has been aged in French Oak.


We've managed to nab some of their 2017 Touriga Nacional which is a ridiculously impressive example of Portugal's favourite grape. It's so, so smooth. It slips down the throat with total ease. It's totally complex, with rich plum, lavender, violet, clove flavours. The tannins are nice and round with huge depth. Like falling into a cushioned abyss. 


Smooth, complex, depthy. Vegan. Low intervention. Organic practicing. ABV 13.5%. 

VINTELOPER Touriga Nacional 2017


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