2018 SVL TOURIGA NACIONAL

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2018 SVL TOURIGA NACIONAL
2018 SVL TOURIGA NACIONAL
Tasting notes

Tasting Notes: This wine has rich aromas of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, clove, and a hint of floral perfume and pepper- mint. There is some wild cherry and rustic earth with a touch of “salty” almost beachy mineral character. This wine is big and full with a pleasantly rustic finish that screams to be paired with food. This old-world style dry Touriga wine will not disap- point.

Production notes

Production: Grapes are from Hedges Estate Vineyard, high density block, which is in the Red Mountain AVA and is biody- namically farmed. This wine was cold soaked overnight then inoculated with yeast, fermented for 6 days on skins while being pumped over twice daily before pressing to barrels, where it was inoculated with malo-lactic bacteria. It was 100% barrel aged for 19 months in neutral oak.

Cellaring: As with all Red Mountain red wines, it should age well, probably peaking in 15 years, but still a great wine even at 20-30 years old.

Other notes

Harvest notes: The 2017-2018 winter was extremely mild, fairly dry and quite the opposite of the snow and ice ravaged winter we saw the year before. This mild winter really tricked the vines and other early Spring bud pushing plants to sprout out quickly. Hedges’ estate vineyards were pruned early (beginning in late January) in anticipation for this early bud break and the vines really responded well. We added a few more Biodynamic practices into the mix, such as home brewed horsetail tea spray, which helped us escape some mildew pressure in June. The heat of summer and long sunny days advanced ripening, but the maturation period of early September and October was mild which made for a harvest that you could pick fruit at a slow and steady pace. Overall the 2018 vintage is going to be a good one!

Vintage2018
VarietalTouring Nacional
Varietal Composition100% Touriga Nacional
AppellationRed Mountain AVA
Vineyard100% Hedges Estate Vineyard
Acid5.9 g/L
PH4.16
AgingAs with all Red Mountain red wines, it should age well, probably peaking in 15 years, but still a great wine even at 20-30 years old.
FermentationCertified Biodynamic
Alcohol14.00%
Volume750 ml
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