2019 Du Toitskloof Winery Red Muscadel

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Franschhoek
Winery Du Toitskloof Wines
Vintage 2019
Grape Muscat d Alexandria
Content (Alc) 0.5 ltr (16%)
Drink window 2022 - 2050
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This Du ToitskloofI is a fortified wine made from single vineyard grapes of the 14 year old Muscat de Frontignan coming from bush vines with a yield of only six to eight per hectare. This cultivar prefers rich alluvial
soils with a high water holding capacity. The grapes were harvested between 28° and 32° Balling when the berries were already turning raisin. These give the wine a delicious honey taste. The grapes were crushed and destemmed and then pumped to rotor tanks where they were cooled
to 7°C to 9°C to prolong skin contact as long as possible. The must is stirred as often as possible to extract more sugar character from the berries.

The Du Toitskloof Winery Red Muscadel has an almost fluorescent light ruby red color with an orange (brick) cast. The wine has some similarities with a port or a Fondillon . In the nose notes of raisin, tea leaf, honey and roses. On the palate we taste delicious lychee and mango flavors with a soft, lingering aftertaste. This beautiful red dessert wine (or for lovers of a sweet red wine) is a perfect bell conductor with all cheeses and fruits, as well as with ice cream and baked puddings. The price-quality of this great wine is more than excellent.

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Read more under the tab: Winery. Here you will also find some great videos and photos about the amazing area.

When the founders of Du Toitskloof Wines dreamed of their young, innovative winery, they knew the journey was just 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 its early years, Du Toitskloof Wines became known as a producer of bulk wines, but after the winery started concentrating on the bottled wine market in the early 1990s, they quickly built a reputation as a forward-thinking brand not only in introduced the innovative viticultural disciplines in the cellar, but in his commitment to social development as a Fairtrade producer. The winery builds on three principles; they believe in always delivering a product of the highest quality, consistently, without compromising ethically.

Du Toitskloof Wines source most 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 wide variety of terroirs, with grapes grown along cool mountain slopes, in alluvial soils with a 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 the trusses are kept in shade and out of direct sunlight. Grapes are picked when they have reached optimal physiological ripeness, allowing 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 maturation and intensity of flavours. White wines produce tropical aromas of guava, gooseberry, pineapple and lichi, while the red wines produce fruity dark currant, cherry, blackcurrant and fynbos nuances.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Franschhoek
Winery Du Toitskloof Wines
Grape Muscat d Alexandria
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2050
Alcohol % 16
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.5 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine Yes
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, Sweet
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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