Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Du Toitskloof Dimension

2023 Gold Medal

DTK Wines

DTK Wines Du Toitskloof Dimension
Red Blends dominated by Shiraz (>30% Shiraz) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2022 and older


More or less the same method of vinification is used with all the cultivars. Grapes are harvested when reaching optimum physiological ripeness at 25° Balling. After crushing and de-stemming, the mash is cold-soaked for 3 days. Fermentation follows with rotor tanks turned every 4-6 hours. After initial fermentation for 6-7 days, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for 16 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak before bottling.

A wine this well put together calls for the rare extravagance of roasted marrow bones alongside a piquant parsley salad and crispy sourdough toast. Savour the smoky flavours of aged rump charred over the coals or a warm salad of biltong, butternut and burnt figs. Venison curry brings another dimension to the table.