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Touriga Nacional 2019

Touriga Nacional 2019

Rarely seen outside of Portugal; grown with dedication on the Osoyoos East Bench. Luxurious texture, polished tannins, spice and juicy dark fruit - a truly distinctive wine.

  • GOLD MEDAL - 2021 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
  • 92 points – Deanna Van Mulligan, The Wine Diva
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The Grapes

Touriga Nacional is a red grape variety that is best known for being grown in the Douro and Dão region of Portugal. Often used in blends to make port, it is increasingly being used to make table wines. This low yielding variety produces very few bunches of small grapes. The resulting high skin-to-pulp ratio makes for well-structured, aromatic wines. To the best of our knowledge, Moon Curser is the only producer in British Columbia making table wine from this unique grape variety.

Tasting Notes

A showstopper of a wine, our 2019 Touriga Nacional is a medium to full-bodied red wine, with a dark ruby colour in the glass. An incredibly rich nose of lavender, fennel and sage invite you in, while velvety tannins, smooth texture and harmonious acidity provide a perfect backdrop for the palate. Concentrated flavours of rosemary, thyme and stewed blueberries leave you wanting every last drop. This is an exceptional wine that delivers a truly captivating tasting experience. Our 2019 Touriga Nacional will reward those who cellar this wine over the next five to seven years. Having said that, this is a wine you will have a hard time not enjoying now. Winemakers are not supposed to have favourite wines, but if they did...

Wine Profile
Awards
GOLD MEDAL - 2021 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards; 92 points - Deanna Van Mulligan, The Wine Diva; BRONZE MEDAL - 2021 All Canadian Wine Championships
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Appellation
Osoyoos East Bench
Alcohol %
15.5