Hither and Yon 2019 Touriga – McLaren Vale, SA

Hither and Yon 2019 Touriga and Portuguese Style Chicken

Oh my, last night we had a feast!! You may have caught a glimpse on my Instagram Story.

Firstly a big thank you to Hither & Yon for kindly sending us a sample of their 2019 McLaren Vale Touriga to taste. When I read the food match, I just had to give it a go:

“Portuguese style chicken, butterflied, barbecued, coated with peri peri sauce, served with crusty bread and side salad, lime wedges and chips”.

I found a Portuguese style chicken recipe on the Taste website and made a few tweaks for it to fit exactly what we were after.

And it was a success! The meal and the beautiful wine match.

If you haven’t had wine made from the Touriga Nacional grape variety before, it’s Portugal’s famous red variety that is primarily used in making Port wine. However it makes brilliant dry red wines too.

This 100% Australian Touriga is drinking well now and you can cellar it up until 2025. Plus it’s also vegan friendly.

We found it a purpley-raspberry colour in the glass with notes of black fruits on the nose. It has a rather elegant, nearly floral perfume to it. In the mouth those black fruits flow through and it has lovely length to the finish. It complimented the chicken and spice so well.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, all opinions are my own.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Grab a glass of wine and let me know what you think...

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