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Troon Vineyard Insomnia Port

Troon Vineyard Insomnia Port Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: The follow up to the sold out 2002 has won Gold at the Astoria festival. It was made in a traditional style mainly from the Portugese varieties Tinta Cao and Touriga Nacional. This is a wonderful fortified wine. It does pack a punch at 20% alcohol and 10% sugar, but it is spectacular.

Varietal Definition
Touriga Nacional:
Found in California and South Africa, this fiercest and best of the port grapes has also been successfully transplanted to Australia for fortified wine production. The vine produces grapes with small, darkly-pigmented berries. Notorious for low yields, attributes like its intense rich fruit personality make this grape a highly-regarded and sought after varietal. In addition to being important in port production, it is also increasingly significant in the rich, red table wines of Portugal’s Dao and Douro valleys.
Tinto Cao:
Portuguese red grape variety which is used for port wine. Grows in small bunches, the grapes are medium sized with a thick skin. The difference with the other port grapes is that it produces wines with a lower alcohol concentration. Just like the Touriga Nacional it is less productive with regard to total crop size turnover. It is especially used in the port blends for its flowery aroma and fruity taste. Smallest of all port varieties, but growing in popularity.


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