Trincadeira originates in the north of Portugal. Under the synonyms Black Alicante, Black Portugal and Tinta Amarela it was one of the earliest varieties planted in South Australia. Records show William Trimmer had plantings at Laffer's Triangle vineyard and wine cellar in the Marion district, just a few kilometres fro our winery in 1862. With an abundance of new varieties and its personality better suited to modern viticulture, the plantings of Trincadeira never reached that of today's common varieties.
The nose is savoury with a hint of freshly ground cardamom pod and lifted spice. Pleasantly complex in the mouth, the medium bodied palate provides lots of interest. Savoury characters intermingle with bitter sweet red fruits, spice, bay leaf, dust and tar. Soft, well balanced tannins help lengthen the palate for a refined finish.
Drink now or cellar for 10 years.