Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg
Main Variety : Tinta Barocca
Alcohol : 18.0 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 93 g/l
Total Acid : 4.95 g/l
SO2 : 125 mg/l
Appellation : Breedekloof
Characteristics
Type : Fortified
Style : Sweet
Body : Full


Accolades
Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
Tasting Notes
Smoky prune aromas with whiffs of herb and spice.
Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or drink within 50 years after bottling
Blend Information
Tinta Barocca, Souzao, Touriga Nacional
Food Suggestions
Enjoy after dinner. Also excellent with a selection of cheeses and fruit.
In The Vineyard
The three cultivars (Tinta barocca, Souzao and Touriga Naçional) were all sourced from the same farm about 8 km from the cellar. The vineyards grow in deep alluvial soils. The vines grafted on Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks, were 10 to15 years old and received irrigation as needed.
About The Harvest
Cape Ruby is made using grapes from three classic Portuguese varietals of which the grapes all came from the farm Dagbreek. The grapes were harvested at 27° to 28° Balling.
In The Cellar
After crushing and destemming the mash was pumped to rotor tanks where it was allowed three days of cold soaking to achieve maximum extraction of flavour and colour. Fermentation was started by inoculating the juice with selected yeast strains. At 12° Balling the wine was fortified with brandy spirit and then aged in French oak for 12 to18 months before bottling.

Other Vintages
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2009 Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg Tinta Barocca
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2008 Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys Tinta Barocca
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2006 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Tinta Barocca
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2005 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Tinta Barocca
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port 2003 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Tinta Barocca
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby Port Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg Tinta Barocca

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P.O. Box 55, Rawsonville, 6845, South Africa