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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.

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About

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

90Points
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

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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