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De Krans Tritonia (White) 2017

R140.00

Smooth and elegant, with dried orange, nuts and soft oak, an integrated acidity and fine tannins.

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Description

Description

Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Klein Karoo
Grape varietal: Malvasia Rei, Verdelho

Vineyards

This Malvasia Rei (or Palomino) vineyard was planted in 1947, in the fertile sandy loam old Gamka river soils on high roof trellises, mainly for the production of brandy. These forgotten 70 years old vines, bearing low yields of small berries and excellent quality is now used to produce our flagship blend with Verdelho grapes to show some
of the Klein Karoo’s forgotten legacy.

Winemaking

Vinified separately, the Verdelho juice was barrel- fermented and left on the lees for 4 months.  The hand-picked Malvasia Rei berries were crushed into a lagar and left on the skins to start fermentation naturally.  After  fermentation started, the free-run juice was extracted from the bottom of the lagar and left to ferment cool in tank.  Spending 4 months on the fine lees in tank, the wine was then barrel-matured for 11 months.

Winemaker’s comments

Colour: Golden yellow

Bouquet: Fine flavours of honeysuckle, orange peel and straw open to floral blossoms, spice and vanilla oak.
Taste: Smooth and elegant, with dried orange, nuts and soft oak, an integrated acidity and fine tannins.

Food pairing:
Great accompaniment with seafood, especially salmon and sea trout. Slow roasted pork loin or a typical Cape Malay Curry.

Chemical analysis

Alcohol: 13.17
pH: 3.16
TA: 5.97 g/l
RS: 3.62 g/l
Extract 21.40 g/l

Awards

2020 Platter’s Wine Guide 4 stars

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