2020 Du Toitskloof Winery Legacy Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc
The very rich Sauvignon Blanc grapes for the Du Toitskloof Winery Legacy Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc come from a single vineyard. As a result, this exciting wine retains a certain soil type. This wine comes from the top series of du Toitskloof called the Legacy series. The wine is limited to 4,000 bottles worldwide, all individually numbered. The restrained wood structure gives the wine a good structure without covering the typical Sauvignon notes. Aromas of Cape gooseberries, citrus and exotic fruits unfold in the glass. This special wine offers an exceptionally harmonious mouthfeel.Du Toitskloof Winery has its vineyard in Broad River Valley/Breedekloof. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is manually picked with a double selection. After fermentation, the wine matures for 6 months in French oak and then the wine receives a minimum of 6 months of bottle aging. The Du Toitskloof Winery Legacy Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc has fantastic parameters such as a not too heavy alcohol percentage, a residual sugar of 2.6 g/l and a total acidity of 6.4 g/l
AWARDS: 2020 vintage
Best in Show by Country Category London Wine Competition 2021
Gold (91 pts) London Wine Competition 2021
Top 100 Wines National Wine Competition 2021
Double Platinum National Wine Competition 2021
90 pts Gilbert & Gaillard Rating
94 pts Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021 SA Report
Novare Terroir Awards Breedekloof Sauvignon Blanc District Winner 2021
Gold Michelangelo Awards 2021
4 Stars Platter's Wine Guide Rating 2022
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 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 the early years, Du Toitskloof Wines became known as a producer of bulk wines, 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 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, but with grapes grown on 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 clusters are kept shaded and out of direct sunlight. Grapes are picked when they have reached optimal physiological ripeness, preserving 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.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Du Toitskloof Wines|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|