Pick-up — C.G.Di Arie Winery encourages club members to pick up their wines within 6 months of release date.
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Touriga or Touriga Nacional as it is better known in Portugal, its country of origin, is the star grape of Port wines. This grape, which is probably one of Portugal’s best varieties, can produce very exciting and exotic wines with floral and leathery aromas and berry-like and spicy flavors. Owing to its small size berries, sometimes these wines can have intense flavors and powerful tannins.
The fruit for this wine came from our Estate vineyards. Originally this vineyard block was planted in 2001 with an Italian clone of Primitivo which was then grafted in 2005 with the Portuguese clone of Touriga Nacional. Our first harvest of Touriga Nacional was in 2008 and we used these grapes for making our 2008 Vintage Port. The crop from 2009 was used to make our 2009 Taksim, a blend containing 34% Touriga Nacional. The 2010 vintage wine is our first stand-alone Touriga Nacional which we made from this vineyard.
This wine was made in our “Submerged Cap” Fermentation Tank and aged in predominantly French oak barrels for 18 months. It has a dark ruby red color with aromas of dark berries, leather and smoke which intensify on the palate. The finish is long adding coffee and spicy notes. While drinkable now, this full body wine will benefit from a few years of aging.
Appellation: Shenandoah Valley, California
Cooperage: 100% French Oak
Bottling Date: April 26, 2012
Cases Produced: 417
Residual Sugar: Less than 0.1%
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