2006 Lumberjack, Touriga (fortified)

$30.00

TASTING NOTES

This ruby coloured fortified has dense characteristics of sticky date pudding, black tea and currants. It is well balanced with moderate viscosity, flavours of tea, lemon scented honey and mince Christmas pie persist on the lingering palate.

 

Vintage 2007
Vineyard Gnadenfrei
Varieties 100% Touriga
Alcohol 20.0% / vol.
pH 3.57
Titratable Acidity 4.9g/L
Residual Sugar 86g/ L
RRP $30

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Description

The Touriga vineyard is located on our Gnadenfrei Estate. Planted in 1985, this is the Nacional selection [as opposed to Francesa]. The vineyard aspect is east facing and assists with shelter from the afternoon heat and direct sunlight. The soils are weathered brown clay with shallow pink quartzite forming many of the conglomerates scattered along the vineyard floor.

The technique to ferment and fortify this wine is derived largely from traditional Portuguese methods. Following harvest the fruit is destemmed into an open top fermenter with a very shallow depth of must. Immediately the must is gently macerated by foot [10 hours/day]. Once wild fermentation has commenced the rate of fermentation is monitored until the point of fortification is reached. The ferment is then fortified with a locally produced Brandy spirit [grape derived]. The must is immediately pressed and racked to a stainless steel tank. Following 12 month of light lees maturation the wine is bottled and undergoes further bottle maturation prior to being released.