McLaren Vale

2020 ‘Nacional’ Touriga Nacional

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VINEYARD: Joch’s vineyard is in the Willunga foothills in the south of the McLaren Vale - 130m above sea level on deep alluvial stony clay loam.
VINTAGE 2019: A very dry winter and spring, with frost events in September and November disrupting budburst and owering, resulted in the lightest crops in the past decade. January and February were warm and dry, and in conjunction with the low yields, ripening was rapid. Quick decision making and early picking resulted in whites with great aromatics, and reds with great intensity and structure thanks also to the light crops and early tannin maturity. 2019 was a challenging vintage, but one of the most rewarding, with our alternative varieties showing particularly well. The overall quality is a tribute to our growers and their perseverance in a dicult growing season. We salute you!
Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition.