Boplaas Touriga Nacional 2003

Elegant red wine - appealing Christmas cake nose with hints of black berries, nuts and fynbos. Savory palate with solid tannins matched by exuberant plum fruit.


variety : Touriga Nacional [ 100% Touriga Nacional ]
winemaker : Carel Nel
wine of origin : Klein Karoo
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2003 - Bronze
86 points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (USA)
Veritas 2005 - Silver

ageing : Drink now or within 4 - 6 years.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Well drained mixture of sedimentary and alluvial soil - rich in lime with high pH
Age of vines: 20 years
Trellising: Smart-Dyson
Yield: 8 ton/ha
Irrigation: Micro

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested in March at 25° Balling.

in the cellar : Fermentation temperature: 28°C
Method: Fermented to bone dry over 6 days in open fermenting tanks.
Wood aging: 9 months in French oak

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