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2018 Mazza Touriga Nacional

Geographe, WA

Take a tour with Touriga Nacional - you're drinking a wine from Geographe, but this stays true to its Portuguese origins.

HIGH SCORE

$32.00

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About

About the Wine

There have been a few grapes turning heads in the Australian wine industry lately - Touriga Nacional is one of them. It came to this country for fortified wine production, but it is increasingly being used for table wine. With powerful flavours and great natural structure, it goes damned well with the barbecued flavours we love.

If you're new to the variety, though, this is a great place to start. It starts with a lifted nose of plums, dried thyme and five-spice before continuing on the palate with an easy juiciness and soft tannins. Think blackcurrant, cocoa, road tar and fresh herbs. This covers a lot of bases. With such a range of flavours going on, there's something here for everyone. It will charm the socks off you.

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

There’s a richness to the nose of this luscious red with aromas of blood plum, blackberry, dried herbs and a dash of exotic spice. The palate is awash with succulent dark jubey fruits and lightly dusted with a little cocoa, herbs and dark spice. Medium bodied but with exceptional concentration and texture. It’s delightfully juicy!

Blend : Touriga Nacional (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Delicious. Exciting. Savoury, layered and complex, this has oodles of mulberry, blackberry, raspberry and red liquorice. It’s both salty and sweet, with juicy acid firmly entrenched between the two, providing balance, finesse and depth. Not enough can be said in favour of this wine. It has great length of flavour, and evolution across the palate too. A superstar from a brilliant vintage." Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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