De Krans Touriga Nacional 2004

De Krans Touriga Nacional 2004

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
John Platter Wine Guide 2007: 4 stars

The wine has a vibrant deep plum colour, with dense aromas of chocolate, spice, pepper, a touch of vanilla and prunes. It has a fleshy, chewy mouthful of flavours. The firm tannin structure, together with the concentrated fruit, ensures excellent maturation potential. This wine, which is the flagship dry red wine from De Krans, is bottled in an elegant bottle, with the label screen-printed directly on the bottle.


variety : Touriga Nacional [ 100% Touriga Nacional ]
winery : De Krans Wines
winemaker : Boets & Stroebel Nel
wine of origin : Calitzdorp
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

- 4 Stars: John Platter 2006
- Served on SAA Business Class
2002, 2004
- Best Unusual Red (Wine & Wine-
of-the-Month Club) 2002, 2004,
2006
- Double Gold at Southern Cape
Bottled Wine Show (2001 vintage)
- Wine-of-the-Month Club
Selection 2004 (2003 vintage)
- Class winner Klein Karoo Young
Wine Show 2004
- Best Unusual Red: Wine 500 club
(2004 vintage)
- Bronze medal: International
Wine & Spirit Competition (2004
vintage)
- Best Value: Wine Magazine 2007
(2005 vintage)

in the vineyard : Very low yields from 9 year old vines planted on poor clay soil.

in the cellar : This Touriga Naional 2004 was made from fully ripe grapes. After malo-lactic fermentation, it was wooded for 5 months prior to bottling.

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