Touriga Nacional 2017

Touriga Nacional 2017

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 - 2019  National Wine Awards of Canada
  • PLATINUM MEDAL (1 of only 12 awarded) - 2019 BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
  • GOLD MEDAL - 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships
  • GISMONDI ON WINE - Dj Kearney - 93 points
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The 2017 Touriga Nacional is a dry, medium-bodied red wine with a medium ruby colour. The nose is enticing with raspberries, black pepper, anise and paprika notes. The palate is similar to the nose and with hints of leather, dried thyme and cedar. Medium weight with smooth mouthfeel and silky 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 seven years.

Wine Profile
Awards
PLATINUM MEDAL - 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada; PLATINUM MEDAL (1 of only 12 awarded) - 2019 BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards; GOLD MEDAL - 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships; GISMONDI ON WINE - Dj Kearney - 93 points
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Osoyoos East Bench
Alcohol %
14.5