NEW RELEASE - Valley Selection 2022 Lusitania

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NEW RELEASE - Valley Selection 2022 Lusitania

We're so excited to introduce our Valley Selection 2022 Lusitania, the latest edition to our Valley Selection single vineyard range. But what is Lusitania?
Lusitania is a medium-bodied red blend of three Portuguese varieties Sezão, Merenzao and Touriga Naçional. Gapsted Estate has developed an approach to wine excellence with a strong focus on varieties that have origins on the Iberian Peninsula – Spain and Portugal - hence the Lusitania project was a perfect fit for our portfolio.
Why the name Lusitania you may ask? Sezão Merenzao Touriga Naçional is quite the mouthful so we opted to name the blend after the Roman Empire province in Portugal where the three varieties originate from. You may also know it as the ocean liner that was infamously sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland in 1915.
All three varieties are sourced from Vitis Vineyard, established in 1969 by the Shelmerdine family in the Nagambie Lakes subregion of the Goulburn Valley wine region. The vineyard is still owned and operated by the next generations of the Shelmerdine family who have been in viticulture for over 50 years.
Each of the three varieties bring a unique element to the blend. Sezão provides finesse, fine structure and acidity. Meranzao contributes bright and fragrant florals and herbal lift and red fruit. Touriga Naçional brings savoury tannins, black and blue fruits and liquorice spice characters.
This is a very food friendly, particularly with rich poultry dishes such as quail and coq au vin or Portuguese dishes and will cellar for 15 years.

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