Du Toitskloof Vin Doux Red Sparkling NV

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R558 for 6 bottles

R93 per bottle

A wine for everyday enjoyment. Good with spicy foods, desserts and fruit salad.

variety : Pinotage | Red blend driven by Pinotage
winemaker : Shawn Thomson, Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 8.4 % vol  rs : 75.0 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.8 g/l  so2 : 125 mg/l  fso2 : 38 mg/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
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in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from within 5 km of the cellar. The vine, grafted onto Richter 99 rootstock, grows in alluvial soils. Based on soil moisture levels, as measured by neutron hydrometers in the vineyards, controlled irrigation was applied. This practice ensures small berries with an excellent skin to fruit ratio providing an intense colour and flavour spectrum.

about the harvest: The grapes were sourced from both trellised vineyards and bush vines, and picked at 23º Balling. Early morning picking ensured the grapes reached the cellar fresh and cold.

in the cellar : After crushing and de-stemming the grapes were cold soaked at 12º - 15ºC for 48 hours to extract maximum flavour and colour. Fermentation was started on the skins by inoculating a selected yeast strain. Fermentation lasted 7 days, during which wine was pumped over the skins every 4 hours for 30 minutes. During alcoholic fermentation the wine was stopped at the right residual sugar then the wine was racked, fined, filtered, carbonated and bottled.

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