Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Du Toitskloof Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Double Gold Medal

DTK Wines


DTK Wines Du Toitskloof Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc
VARIETAL:
Dry Sauvignon Blanc (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower)

VINTAGE:
2022

MORE INFORMATION:
Grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness between 22.5– 3.5° Balling, depending on the temperature and soil conditions of the specific season. Once the grapes have been picked, they are transported to the cellar in layers of dry ice to protect the juice from contact with oxygen. After crushing and de-stemming the juice is kept on the skins for 24 hours to allow maximum flavour extraction. Free-run juice is then kept at minus 4 degrees Celsius to freeze-out excess water and boost flavours. Fermentation occurs in a combination of new French-oak barrels and stainless tanks. 100 Days of maturation on the fermentation lees in barrel lead to further flavour development. Wine undergoes protein- and cold stabilization before bottling.

Set the mood with crisp table linen, Cape salmon, citrus gremolata and asparagus tempura. This Sauvignon Blanc from 35-year old vines plays off goat cheese soufflé’s creaminess. It calls for a little summer salad of heirloom tomato, cling peaches and burrata or roasted butternut with fennel and fried sage.

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