2017 Mazza Touriga Nacional Sousao

Geographe, WA

From the underrated Geographe region in WA comes this gutsy red made with the Iberian grapes Touriga Nacional and Sousao.




About the Wine

If you like 'em big, you've come to the right place. A lot of the Aussie Touriga wines focus on the variety's inherent fruitiness and shy away from the bold styles which can be found in its Portuguese homeland. Mazza, on the other hand, has gone full tilt.

Inky dark, with ripe plums, dark chocolate, mulberries, rosemary and dried lavender drifting lazily from the glass. The flavours are much the same, with some added black pepper complexity, sandalwood, cardamom and dried meats, all carried by an incredibly dense and bold tannin structure. Honestly, this is an impressive wine. The great thing about it, though, is that it's never too much. It has balance and goes down an utter treat with some food.

About Mazza

It all started in 2002, when Anne and David Mazza planted six different varieties in their own vineyard. There is a 'but,' though. This was unlike any plantation in Western Australia, let alone Geographe. It was the new home of Bastardo, Graciano, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Touriga and Sousao - all grapes from the Iberian Peninsula.

The pair were inspired by their own trip through Spain and Portugal, and are proudly waving the flag for these grapes and their increased use in Australian wine. With inherent suitability to the climate, the vineyards are minimally irrigated and sprayed, making them great reflections of terroir.

Dave and Anna have already gotten the attention from several winemakers, who have used the fruit for their own wines and have been inspired to plant them themselves. The future in Geographe looks bright.

Anna and Dave Mazza
Anna and Dave Mazza
Geographe, WA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Mulberry, satsuma plum, earthy tannins and a plush, savoury character. This has a cleansing acid line that keeps the dense, fresh fruit in check, while the suggestion of blood, ferrous, salted liquorice and charcuterie make for very interesting drinking.

Blend : Touriga Nacional, Sousao
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dave Mazza in the vineyards
Dave Mazza in the vineyards
Geographe, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Highly concentrated, dense purple colour; impenetrable and glass-staining. It smells likewise; super-ripe and super-concentrated, almost essency, and the tannins are a little thick and chewy on the tongue. There's a black olive note which hints at overripe fruit. A thick, essency wine which demands patience." Huon Hooke


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