De Krans Touriga Nacional 2003

De Krans Touriga Nacional 2003

The wine has a 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.
Boets and Stroebel Nel of De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp, released the first single-variety Touriga Naional dry red wine in South Africa in 2000. This 2003 vintage is the fourth wine from this variety from De Krans.


variety : Touriga Nacional [ 100% Touriga Nacional ]
winery : De Krans Wines
winemaker : Boets & Stroebel Nel
wine of origin : Klein Karoo
analysis : alc : 13.83 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 4.8 g/l  va : 0.49 g/l  so2 : 18 mg/l  fso2 : 0 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Swiss Airlines International Wine Awards 2004 - Seal of Approval
Klein Karoo Young Wine Show 2003 - Class Winner
Wine-of-the-Month Club Selection 2004 - Best Unusual Red
2002 Vintage: Served on SAA Premium Class 2004
2001 Vintage: Served on SAA Business Class 2002

in the vineyard : Very low yields from 8 year old vines planted on poor clay soil.

in the cellar : This Touriga Naçional 2003 was made from fully ripe grapes. After malo-lactic fermentation, it was wooded for 5 months prior to bottling.

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