Attollo Wines DonnyBrook Touriga
Attollo Touriga Nacional is made from a special vineyard in the rolling Donnybrook hills. The soils are a distinctive red and brown loam with interspersed granite and sandstone over mottled clay, which combined with a lovely nor west slope, provides a beautiful terroir for Touriga to shine. Touriga origins stretch to the Duoro Valley in Portugal—which is an ancient valley with terraced vineyards scattered up it’s slope.
The wine has a typical deep pink red centre and a pink purple rim. Touriga usually has a wonderful deep colour. Cherry, chocolate and fragrant herb characters fill the nose and provide a distinctive aromatic wine unique to this Donnybrook vineyard terroir. The wine has a powerful but moderated weight, with a beautiful line of flavour, distinctive natural acidity and fine graphite like tannins affording a dry finish. A small amount of whole bunches included in the ferment have given this wine an element of complexity without overbearing the fruit and natural terroir expressed in the wine. It should be noted that only old French oak Puncheons were used to mature this wine so oak provides softening with minimal flavour impact. This wine will continue to blossom over the next few years.