Hither & Yon Touriga Tempranillo
WHY WE LOVE IT
- An easy-drinking, and attractive wine with a brilliant purple hue.
- This Portuguese-style red is juicy on the mid-palate with wild raspberry, cherry cola, sinewy tannins, and spiced oak.
- A true food-friendly wine, made for the table.
Varietal Composition: 51%Tourgia Nacional, 49%Tempranillo
Elaboration: Grapes are grown in the Edgehill, Dentons vineyards. The McLaren Vale Shiraz is made without too much oak The grapes are picked on flavor and sugar ripeness. They are then crushed and fermented in small open vessels. Some of the Shiraz is fermented in stainless steel tanks. New oak barrels are few and far between, we want the pristine Vale shiraz to shine through. The wine is matured some in oak and some in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Pretty, aromas like Lavender, Bergamot, and Earl grey tea. Poached pears and rhubarb. Aniseed and hessian underneath. Bright and juicy to start, super attractive but reveals its natural side soon into the palate, quite firm, spicy (garam masala, green cardamom) and herbaceous, roasted coffee beans to finish.
2020 – 91 Real Review
Established in 1980 by their parents, Richard and Malcolm Leask have shaken up the status quo, creating “a significant culture of change” in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. The brothers are futurists, embracing innovation and planting alternative varieties to attract a new generation of wine lovers while helping to save their part of the planet. Hither & Yon is South Australia’s first carbon-neutral certified winery.
Regenerative agriculture – “from grass to glass” – is the foundation of the Leask brothers’ philosophy toward producing award-winning wine and protecting the environment. Regenerative agriculture is a dynamic, holistic system emphasizing carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and soil nutrition as a way of conserving water and naturally nourishing the vines.