Du Toitskloof Selected Vineyards Dimension 2015

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The wine holds a lively pomegranate hue and aromas of prunes, dark berries, chocolate and cassis on the nose. The wine is full-bodied and the palate is firm and graceful with a long, smooth finish and well integrated tannins from spending 25 months in French oak barriques.

Enjoy this velvety smooth wine with fillet steak, springbok Carpaccio, oxtail, lamb curry and bredies.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage
winemaker : Shawn Thomson
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.7 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 5.95 g/l  so2 : 115 mg/l  fso2 : 48 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 

Enjoy now or drink within five years of bottling.

Du Toitskloof Wines has exclusive access to a vast number of vineyards varying in grape variety as well as soil profile, aspect and micro-climates. These are farmed by our 22 farmer-members, in conjunction with an expert team of viticulturists as well as input from the winemakers responsible for the bottled product.

For the Du Toitskloof Selected Vineyard Series, special parcels of vineyards displaying individual characteristics of excellence and bearing a site-specific character have been selected from which to produce a range of terroir-driven wines of unique terroir expression. During the growing season these vineyards are managed under the guidance of viticulture experts overseeing diligent pruning, suckering and canopy control schedules.

At harvest time, the fruit is vinified in small, individual parcels in a specially built, state-of-the-art harvest-cellar and wine-making facility, ensuring the resulting wines reflect the natural features of their vineyards of origin. Wines requiring wood maturation are aged in French oak barrels selected by the cellar master to assist in complementing the structure and flavour profile of each wine.

The Selected Vineyard Series represents the pinnacle of the diverse range of quality wines offered by Du Toitskloof.

in the vineyard : 

All the grapes for this blend came from within 5 km of the Du Toitskloof cellar. The vines, grafted onto Richter 99 and 101-14 rootstocks, grow in slightly rocky, sandy 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. Leaf canopies were carefully managed to ensure the berries received adequate sunlight.

about the harvest: 

Only the finest hand-picked grapes were selected for this memorable wine. The grapes were picked when they reached optimum physiological ripeness at 25° to 26° Balling.

in the cellar : 

The grapes of all four main cultivars were vinified in more or less the same way. They were crushed at 25° to 26° Balling and pumped to rotor tanks for 3 days of cold soaking at 10°C to 15°C. This practice allows maximum extraction of colour and flavour. Selected yeast strains were added and fermentation allowed to take place at a controlled temperature of 24° C while the rotor tanks were turned every four to six hours to increase extraction. After the primary fermentation lasting six to seven days, the wine was racked and the skins pressed. Some of the pressed wine was blended back to provide additional depth. After malolactic fermentation the wine was aged for 25 months in French oak barrels from different cooperages before the final blending.

Chief winemaker: Shawn Thomson
Winemakers: Chris Geldenhuys, Willie Stofberg

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