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Morgenster Tosca 2009

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Marius Lategan
Main Variety
Sangiovese
Alcohol
14.57 %vol
pH
3.68
RS
2.5 g/l
TA
5.3 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fragrant

Accolades

Platter Guide: 4 Stars

Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright deep plum red with a lovely youthful appearance.
Nose: Fresh cranberries and flowery perfume, roasted tomatoes, cigar box and deeper whiffs get you some cloves and cinnamon spiciness.
Palate: Typical Sangiovese warmth and elegance, with silky tannins and elegant structure ensuring that this wine, which is still in its infancy, will be gorgeous with years to come. The wine offers a long lasting sensation and should fuse well with the right choice of menu.

Ageing Potential

This Super Tuscan styled wine is still in its infancy and will offer great pleasure in years to come. Those wishing to experience its full array of tertiary notes should give it time to mature in the bottle. Tosca is one of Giulio Bertrand's three Italian Collection opera themed wines.

Blend Information

76% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Food Suggestions

Enjoyable on its own yet wonderful with food, Tosca 2009 brings out the best in tomato based dishes and different cheeses. A luscious choice for al fresco lunches and summer dining, its spicy heart will also lift winter menus.

In The Vineyard

A cool January led into a hot February and dry March resulting in no interruptions or dilutions of sugars. Cool maritime influences and day/night temperature differences indicated the good quality that was to follow.

Vineyard: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward

In The Cellar

Tosca 2009 is the third vintage to come from Giulio Bertrand's prized 1.8 hectares of Sangiovese. For the first time the label presents a blend of five varietals with 74% Sangiovese and the four Bordeaux varietals grown on Morgenster. The Sangiovese component underwent malolactic fermentation in third fill 300 liter barrels, providing early integration of the complicated tannin structure. Hand selected individual Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot barrels complemented the spiciness of the Sangiovese.

15 months in tight grain French oak barrels

Other Vintages

Morgenster Tosca 2014 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2013 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2012 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2011 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2010 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2009 Marius Lategan Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2008 Marius Lategan Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2006 Marius Lategan Sangiovese

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