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Du Toitskloof Selected Vineyards Nebbiolo

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Shawn Thomson
Main Variety
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.37 %vol
pH
3.45
RS
3.9 g/l
TA
5.72 g/l
SO2
78 mg/l
FSO2
40 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

This deep coloured, full-flavoured wine erupts with the seductively scented bouquet of violets.


Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or drink within four years of bottling.


Blend Information

100% Nebbiolo

Food Suggestions

Perfect to pair with pasta or strong flavoured cheeses. Excellent with a South African “braai”.


In The Vineyard

Nebbiolo is king of the vineyards in Northern Italy. The name of the varietal comes from “nebbia”, which means mist. The misty conditions and soils of the Western Cape have favoured our Nebbiolo wine.

The grapes were harvested from the farm Dagbreek of which the vineyards lie within a few kilometres of the cellar. The vines, grafted onto Richter 99 rootstock, are relatively young. It grows in deep, sandy loam. Leaf canopies are well managed and protect the grapes against excessive direct sunlight. Based on soil moisture levels as measured by neutron hydrometers in the vineyards, controlled irrigation is applied, thereby also ensuring small berries filled with flavour.


About The Harvest

We harvest about 20 tons of Nebbiolo at 26° Balling. Grapes are left hanging on the vines until it reaches physiological ripeness.


In The Cellar

The grapes were crushed at 26° Balling and pumped to rotor tanks where it was left on the skins for three days at temperatures of between 10°C and 15°C to achieve 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 of 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 nine to ten months in French oak before bottling.

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


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Du Toitskloof Selected Vineyards Nebbiolo Shawn Thomson Nebbiolo

Additional Information

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.

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