2019 Du Toitskloof Winery Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon
This Du Toitskloof Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with blackcurrants and spices. Smooth tannins and savory aftertaste. A good wine to enjoy on its own, but also perfect with a delicious steak or stew. A wine with an excellent price/quality . The official fact sheet and tasting note can be found under the tab: Appendix. Did you know that we automatically send you this digitally when you place an order?
ABOUT DU TOITSKLOOF
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When the founders of Du Toitskloof Wines dreamed of their young, innovative winery, they knew the journey was as important as the destination. Du Toitskloof Wines was founded in 1962 by 6 winegrowers as a cooperative. The six visionaries bought 18 hectares of land from founder Visser de Wet and received the first grapes in February 1963.
In the early years, Du Toitskloof Wines became known as a bulk wine producer, but after the winery began to focus on the bottled wine market in the early 1990s, they quickly built a reputation as a forward-thinking brand not only in the innovative viticultural disciplines introduced in the cellar, but in its commitment to social development as a Fairtrade producer. The winery builds on three principles; they believe in always delivering the highest quality product, consistently, without sacrificing ethics.
Du Toitskloof Wines source the majority of their grapes from the Breedekloof Valley, all within a 10km radius of the cellar. This ensures that all grapes share similar soil types and microclimates. With a large number of different terroirs, but with grapes grown along cool mountain slopes, in alluvial soils with high water holding capacity, as well as on sandy and rocky soils.
Most vines are grafted onto Richter 99 and 101-14 rootstocks and receive supplemental irrigation based on hydrometer readings. Leaf canopies are actively managed to ensure that the bunches are kept in the shade and out of direct sunlight. Grapes are picked when they have reached optimal physiological ripeness, which allows them to retain their intense color and flavor spectrum.
In hot summers, the vineyards are overshadowed early on by the high peaks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains, leading to slow ripening and intensity of flavors. White wines produce tropical aromas of guava, gooseberry, pineapple and lichi, while red wines produce fruity dark berry, cherry, blackcurrant and fynbos nuances.
|Type of Wine
|Du Toitskloof Wines
|Drinking as of
|Fresh, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras