Vinteloper was created by David Bowley in 2008 and is now firmly established as one of the leading lights in modern Australian wine. This however, is only after overcoming adversity when their winery in Cudlee Creek was decimated by Bushfires in 2019. Pinot Noir is their speciality but, as this wine shows, their talent knows no limits.
So smooth you immediately understand why Touriga is Portugal's top-dog red grape. Like sucking on a soft salted caramel as you soak up the warm summer sunshine. The wine leads with ripe plum over the signature lavender, violet, clove and five spice aromatics of Touriga Nacional. On the palate it's blue and red fruits wrapped in the uniquely rounded tannin profile coming to the fore. The depth and flavour of a much bigger wine, it slides down the throat with alarming ease.
The wine is fermented with indigenous yeast with skin contact for 10 days and matured in 100% French oak for 18 months.
It's the low and slow cooked brisket of red wine - which is also a great food pairing idea.