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2020 Touriga Nacional

The 2020 Touriga Nacional exhibits rich flavors of plum, blueberry and violet with subtle flavors of slate and mint. Pairs best with red meats and BBQ.

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Wine Profile

Vintage 2020
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Touriga Nacional
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Sugar 24 Brix
Acid 6.9 g/L total acidity
PH 3.48 pH
Aging 40% new French & American (Minnesota) oak, 60% neutral oak for 24 months on full sur lies contact with monthly stirring
Fermentation Destemmed, 3 day cold soak with natural yeast present, 11 day fermentation with punch downs, 7 day extended maceration. Pressed direct to barrels on full lees and aged 20 months.
Alcohol % 12.5
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Touriga Nacional, native to Portugal, holds onto crisp acidity and firm tannins even in a warm climate such as our Lincoln vineyard. 2020 was a fairly typical vintage with warm to hot growing days mid- summer and then cooling off in the fall. This allows the grapes to reach full ripeness slowly while retaining fresh fruit & acidity. After hand-picking the grapes, they are processed and added to our stainless steel fermentation tanks. The wine ferments on skins for 4 weeks, including a cold soak and extended maceration. The resulting wine is dark in color and flavor, with bold fine-grained tannins and acidity to match. This wine is deeply complex and earthy with a long lingering finish.