2020 Du Toitskloof Winery Heritage Nebbiolo
This Du Toitskloof Nebbiolo is a South African 'Barolo'. The Nebbiolo grapes do well in the Breedekloof with its warm days but cool nights. After picking and fermentation, the wine is aged for 16 months in 70% French oak and 30% Hungarian oak before bottling. This deeply colored, flavoursome wine shows aromas of dark cherries and aniseed with a seductively fragrant bouquet of violets and roses. Subtle nuances of new leather and oak undertones ending with sweet ripe tannins.
Nebbiolo is an Italian variety derived from the word Nebbia, which means: the nebula. It was with great intention that our winemaker came back from Northern Italy with the vision of making Nebbiolo at Du Toitskloof Wines. Grapes came from along the river known for reaching
dense and thick fog in the early morning in the winter months. Since the creation of this Italian variety in 2004, Du Toitskloof remains one of the few in South Africa to produce this wine. Having vineyards next to a river in an area where the temperature differences provide the necessary fog is very rare. Very nice by the way to taste this South African Nebbiolo next to the one from Piemonte.
Review: Gold Grand cru NWC 2021 Double Platinum NWC 2021 90 pts Gilbert & Gaillard 2021
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ABOUT THE TOITS GAP
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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 winemaking 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.
Review: Double gold NWC 2021 Gold Gilbert & Gaillard 2021
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Du Toitskloof Wines|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Met vrienden|