Alpha Box & Dice ‘Mistress’ Touriga Nacional Tempranillo Carignan, Adelaide Hills
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Vintage time is when it all happens, the grapes are ripe and ready to be transformed into wine – and they won't be kept waiting. Nineteen hour days in the vineyard and winery become the norm, your equipment becomes your family, the wines your Mistress – especially when you come home covered in purple kisses from your grape friends.
Each varietal comes from a single vineyard (from Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Langhorene Creek respectively) and was partially destemmed and wild fermented until dry. Each was then matured separately for 9 months in old Burgundy barriques before blending and ageing in tank for 6 months.
Lifted and lightly floral with dried herbs and wild berries on the nose followed by cherries and darker fruits on the palate. Juicy acidity leaps around the mouth with light dusty tannins that are ripe and soft. Slightly fuller than the nose implies yet the acidity keeps it nice and playful.
Great with tapas. Fried things on bread. Olives and charcuterie.
Region: Adelaide Hills
Grapes: Touriga Nacional 49%, Tempranillo 30%, Carignan 21%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes