Big Easy Radio - Touriga/Malbec 'Forget Babylon' - 2016
Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Matt Head has a nose for blending unusual varietals to make distinctively Australian wines that speak of place and history. Here you have 50% Touriga and 50% Malbec sourced from two separate vineyards close to Lake Alexandrina on calcareous soils in Langhorne Creek.
The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed in a traditional manner and fermented in small-batch open fermenters. Both parcels of resulting wine were matured in older French 500 litre puncheons for 9 months before being blended and bottled.
Bottled unfined but lightly filtered with small amounts of sulphur added.