Touriga Nacional 2011

Touriga Nacional 2011

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Winemaker Notes

This grape is considered by many to be one of Portugal’s finest grapes. Here at Abacela Touriga Naçional has always played a lead role in our Port program. Curiosity has led us to craft this red table wine to see how this grape performs on its own.

Intense black fruits, bright acidity, and bold tannic structure are a result of the small berry size. The bouquet’s floral notes of purple violets and rose petals with hints of peppercorn, lead into a bold frame of dark fruits, smoked meats and barrel toast. This wine will benefit from cellaring up to ten years or decanting if served in the near term.

Limited Production Release
Only 28.5 cases produced. Wine Club Exclusive.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  27 October 2011
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.0° Brix 
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil   pH; 3.66   TA; 6.37 grams/liter
 
Cooperage:  French (100%), 100% 2 yo
 
Bottling date:  20 June 2013
 
Alcohol:  13.4% by volume
 
Case Production:  28.5 (750 mL)