ST HALLETT TOURIGA NACIONAL
The origins of Touriga Nacional date back to a time in the Barossa when fortified wines accounted for the majority of wine produced in the region. The St Hallett winemakers have been working with this variety for over 35 years, and believe that St Hallett Touriga Nacional demonstrates the potential of Barossa Touriga to break new ground for the region’s wine styles. This pioneering spirit calls to mind Bill Lindner who was the first of his family to break with tradition and leave butchering behind to open his own winery in 1944. His efforts shifted to growing grapes and making wine, and he named his winery St Hallett, after the explorer John Hallett.
In the 2013 St Hallett Touriga Nacional you will find a heavier, denser wine than Touriga traditionally provides. The mouthfeel is inky, earthy and textual, with a long, smooth and velvety finish. Sage and sweet basil are prominent, with lavender and subtle rose petal aromas also present.