2019 In Praise Of Shadows Lusco Fusco Touriga Nacional Graciano

Savoury, very European-accented Touriga and Graciano blend, sourced from the organic Bosworth vineyard.

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Super savoury and spicy, this is an unusual red blend of the Iberian grapes Touriga Nacional and Graciano, sourced from the excellent Bosworth vineyard in McLaren Vale.

Hearty, meaty even, but not in a rich and syrupy style. It's more in the vein of a rustic Italian or a Portuguese bistro red.

An atypical McLaren Vale red but that is kind of what In Praise of Shadows is all about.

Lusco Fusco means 'twilight' but there are no vampires involved.

Touriga Graciano.

Nose: Rhubarb, spice, blueberry, nettle and tomato bush

Palate: Clean, precise, fruit driven, vibrant, medium bodied.

Fruit: Organically grown in the Edgehill Vineyard, Willunga

Organically Grown - Natural ferment - Vegan Friendly – Unfined - Unfiltered

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Touriga Nacional, Graciano
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

90 Points - "Touriga and Graciano grafted over in 2009, from Edgehill (Willunga), which is the Bosworth vineyard. Organically grown.

Interesting. Meaty, charcoal and sundried tomato, blackberry and leaf. It’s quite the antipasto of a wine, with black olive and dried tomato, jamon and savoury things, silty tannin, a little sappy and bitter, but has some appeal, and a tarry finish of solid length. Good. Different, but kind of rugged." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

In Praise Of Shadows

Inspired by the Japanese literary masterpiece of the same name, In Praise of Shadows is, for want of a better term, a philosophical wine passion project from Brett Trewartha and winemaker Rob Mack.

Their range is sourced from established vineyards around McLaren Vale, many of which are certified organic and bioydnamic.

The philosophical aspect is centred around simplicity and natural energy - the wines are lo-fi, vegan-friendly, unfined, unfiltered, and are a true reflection of the natural environment in which they were the born.

Beautiful vineyard setting - McLaren Vale, SA In Praise Of Shadows

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