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De Krans Cape Pink N/V

De Krans Cape Pink N/V


Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Calitzdorp
Grape varietal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Amarella
Background
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp.
The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines.
The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

Vineyards
Portuguese varietals where planted in Calitzdorp during the late 1970’s with Tinta Barocca being the first to find its way to the Klein Karoo. Now Calitzdorp is known as South Africa’s Port Capital with these varietals leading the way. 30 year old vines are planted in shallow Karoo sand/clay on Buffelsvlei. Vines are trellised and micro irrigated.

Winemaking
The wine was made by Boets and Stroebel as the first Cape Pink in South Africa early February 2008 and the result exceeded all their expectations. Naming this new baby was a real challenge, until they discovered that Marks & Spencer in the UK had just launched a new port made by Croft, one of the original port houses in the Douro Valley of Portugal, called Croft Pink. Voila! The new wine got the name De Krans Pink Port. De Krans Cape Pink is made from traditional port varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca and Tinta Amarella. The lovely colour was acquired by allowing only a few hours skin contact and the juice then cool-fermented for approximately 5 days before fortification with unmatured brandy spirit. The result is a port with a lovely vibrant blush colour
 
Winemaker’s comments
Colour: Rose petal pink.
Bouquet: Soft elegant red fruit flavours of strawberries and cherries.
Taste: Nouveau port-style wine delivering a smooth, elegant texture on the palate, exploding with red berries, cherries, plums & a touch of candyfloss.

Food pairing
Best enjoyed with crushed ice or creatively adding a blend of you favorite mixes as a
cocktail during hot summer months by the pool or a welcoming drink.
Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 16.24%
pH: 3.42
TA: 5.32
RS: 75.2 g/l
Extract: 93.00 g/l

Awards
Michelangelo Wine Awards: Gold
 
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Bottle PricePrice : R 54.00  
Case Price of 6Price : R 291.60  

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