Touriga Nacional 2016

Touriga Nacional 2016

This Portuguese grape (traditionally used to make port) is also now increasingly being used to make dry table wines. This low yielding variety produces very few bunches of small grapes. The resulting high skin to pulp ratio makes for a well-structured, aromatic wine with high tannins and intense black and red fruit flavours. Moon Curser is the only producer of this wine in British Columbia and we're delighted to report that the heat and sun of our Osoyoos East Bench vineyards have provided the most welcoming growing environment for this intriguing variety.

  • PLATINUM MEDAL (1 of only 12 awarded) - 2018 BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
  • BEST OTHER SINGLE RED VARIETIES - 2019 Best of BC Varietal Awards
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2018 Tri-City Herald's Wine Press Northwest "Best of the Best in the Great Northwest"
  • GOLD MEDAL - 2018 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
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The 2016 Touriga Nacional is a dry, medium-bodied red wine with a nose of spice, red fruits, fennel seed and floral notes. The palate is similar to the nose but with hints of leather, tobacco and cedar. Medium weight, with silky mouthfeel and approachable tannin and acid structure, the wine delivers an intriguing profile of savoury and fruity characters. We anticipate that our Touriga Nacional will evolve nicely in bottle over the next five to eight years.

Wine Profile
Awards
BEST OTHER SINGLE RED VARIETIES - 2019 Best of BC Varietal Awards; PLATINUM MEDAL (1 of only 12 awarded) - 2018 BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards; DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2018 Tri-City Herald's Wine Press Northwest "Best of the Best in the Great Northwest"; GOLD MEDAL - 2018 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition; SILVER MEDAL - 2018 InterVin International Wine Awards
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Osoyoos East Bench
Alcohol %
14.0