|Grape/Varietal : Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon||Color : Red|
|Origin : Adelaide Hills||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 11.7%|
|Vintage : 2020||Natural Factor: No Added Sulphur|
Travis Tausend’s vines grow at the very Southern tip of the Adelaide Hills in a small community called Hope Forest. The original carers and traditional owners of this land are the Perimangk people. The soils here are varied but the vines put their roots into mostly clay, sand and ironstone based soils. The vineyard is planted on several slopes but mostly make use of a North-East aspect with exception to the merlot which faces the North-West.
Being in a raised valley that is cooled by two winds, the hot days experienced by the regions surrounding are mitigated by the Southern ocean wind and the gulf breeze, making the micro climate one of the coolest in the Adelaide Hills. Because of this beautiful flow of air, there are pockets of noble rot in the vineyard that Travis uses to add another layer to his riesling and sauvignon blanc.
Travis Tausend wines contain no added sulphites at any stage.
Agóri red is made using all of the red berries that Travis works with; Merlot 80%, Pinot Noir 15%, Shiraz 3% and Cabernet Sauvignon 2%. The varieties are co-fermented on skins and then pressed to tank to rest over winter and bottled in spring to keep it fresh. The wine is light and performs best chilled. “It's a slippery palate and has all the hallmarks for a drinking wine rather than a tasting wine if you know what I mean.”
Pairs Well With:
Namasu (Daikon radish & carrots)
Johnny Goth - Feels like we're dying