Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2009

Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2009

Smoky prune aromas with whiffs of herb and spice.

Enjoy after dinner. Also excellent with a selection of cheeses and fruit.

variety : Tinta Barocca [ Tinta Barocca, Souzao, Touriga Nacional ]
winemaker : Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg
wine of origin : Breedekloof
analysis : alc : 17.84 % vol  rs : 87.9 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 5.0 g/l  so2 : 141 mg/l  
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now or drink within 50 years after bottling

in the vineyard : The three cultivars (Tinta Barocca, Souzao and Touriga Nacional) were all sourced from the same farm about 8 km from the cellar. The vineyards grow in deep alluvial soils. The vines grafted on Richter 99 are Richter 110 rootstocks, are 10 to 15 years old and receives irrigation as needed.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 27° - 28° Balling. Cape Ruby is made using grapes from three classic Portuguese varietals of which the grapes all came from the farm Dagbreek.

in the cellar : After crushing and de-stemming the mash was pumped to rotor tanks. The winemakers gave 3 days of cold soaking to ensure maximum extraction of flavour and colour. The fermentation was started by inoculating selected yeast strains. At 12° Balling the winemakers fortified this Cape Ruby by using brandy spiritus. The wine is aged in French oak for 12 - 18 months before bottling.

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