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Gimblett Gravels Touriga Port Style Wine NV

This is a wine made and blended from multiple vintages. These components include complex, concentrated barrel aged material, the oldest of which comes from 2004. Younger, fresher, fruit driven wine is blended for complexity and freshness. This resulting Port style wine is crammed full of plum, chocolate and brambly fruit character. Now under screw cap.

Tasting Note

$50.00
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Vineyards

Region: Hawke's Bay, NZ

Vineyard Appellation: Gimblett Gravels

Varietal Mix

43% Tempranillo

29% Touriga Francesca

28% Touriga Nacional

Harvest Detail

A multi vintage blend from 2006 to 2019

Bottling Detail

Alcohol 18.6 %
Titratable acidity 5.1 g/L
pH 3.75
Residual sugar 75.7 g/L

Winemaking and Viticulture

Hand-harvested fruit was de-stemmed and crushed. The fermentations were punched down frequently over the first few days until the residual sugar had reached the required level for fortification. Alcohol was then added to the ferment while still on skins to arrest the fermentation. The must was then pressed and allowed to settle, then transferred to French oak barrels of various sizes for maturation.

The Wine

This Port style wine is made from the traditional Portuguese varieties Touriga Nacional and Francesca. These varieties are the most important in the production of the classic Port wines of the Douro Valley in Portugal. They are grown in the stony, free-draining and warm soils of the Gimblett Gravels.

This is a wine made and blended from multiple vintages. These components include complex, concentrated barrel aged material, the oldest of which comes from 2004. Younger, fresher, fruit driven wine is blended for complexity and freshness. This resulting Port style wine is crammed full of plum, chocolate and brambly fruit character.

Plum and blackberry fruit aromas characterize the wine, with a hint of vanillin and spice from oak barrel aging. This is a result of fully ripened fruit under temperate conditions.

The texture is rich and smooth, not cloyingly sweet and with tannins balancing the sweetness. There is great persistence of black fruit flavours on the finish.

Imagine drinking it with a beautiful blue cheese or Parmigiano.

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