Origin: New England
Region: New South Wales
Style: Full-bodied fortified wine
Tinta Roriz aka Tempranillo originates from Rioja, but it is also widely spread in Portuguese wine regions in Douro River Valley where it makes one of the five main blending components of famous fortified Port wines. Topper’s vintage Tinta Roriz is fresh and sweet on the nose with dominating aromas of strawberry jam, blueberries, roasted walnuts, roasted almonds and a hint of coffee. The wine spent 9 years in an old barrel to develop a complex aromatic profile and sensationally silky texture.
Topper’s Mountain is a very forward-thinking one in terms of experimenting with various grapes outside your classic Shiraz & Chardonnay. And it doesn’t stop at “experimenting”. These guys get some solid results from it. Located in New England, NSW, Topper’s Mountain works on a high altitude of 900 metres. Soils are red volcanic aka Krasnozems (as represented on the label). Ten hectares, so much diversity – Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tannat, Touriga Nacional and more.