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Italian Collection Tosca 2011

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Colour: Bright plum red. Lovely youthful appearance. 

Palate: Typical Sangiovese warmth and elegance, with silky tannins and elegant structure ensuring that this wine, which is still in its infancy, will be gorgeous in years to come.

Nose: Fresh cranberries and flowery perfume, roasted tomatoes, cigar box with English toffee, caramel and sweet cinnamon spice.

Accolades: Platter Guide: 4 Stars

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Food Suggestions Caprese and other salads, hearty, savoury risottos, light lunches, hard cheeses. Great summer fare!
In The Vineyard Owner Giulio Bertrand continues to produce limited quantities of excellent Italian wines in South Africa from Italian varieties. The 2011 vintage is the eighth crop from his prized 1.8 hectare vineyard of Sangiovese. As he named his three Italian Collection wines according to his favourite operas and singer, it was inevitable that this wine would be called Tosca, being made in the Super Tuscan style from a blend of Sangiovese with traditional Bordeaux grapes. Winemaker Henry Kotzé says he approached the 2011 vintage with new eyes, having visited Italy on a couple of occasions to meet the iconic producers in the Chianti Classico region to gain insights into what Sangiovese can do. Tosca 2011 is a classically styled wine of depth and complexity only starting on its path of evolution.
In The Cellar Maturation: 17 months in tight grain French oak barrels (20% new)  Bottled on 26 November 2012.
Winemaker Henry Kotze
Main Variety Sangiovese
Alcohol 14.00
Appellation Stellenbosch
ph 3.49
rs 2.67
Total Acid 5.53
Style Dry
Type Red
Body Medium
Taste Fragrant
Ageing Potentail This wine will still be offering much pleasure at age 15.
Blend Information 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Owner Giulio Bertrand continues to produce limited quantities of excellent Italian wines in South Africa from Italian varieties. The 2011 vintage is the eighth crop from his prized 1.8 hectare vineyard of Sangiovese. As he named his three Italian Collection wines according to his favourite operas and singer, it was inevitable that this wine would be called Tosca, being made in the Super Tuscan style from a blend of Sangiovese with traditional Bordeaux grapes. 

Winemaker Henry Kotzé says he approached the 2011 vintage with new eyes, having visited Italy on a couple of occasions to meet the iconic producers in the Chianti Classico region to gain insights into what Sangiovese can do.  Tosca 2011 is a classically styled wine of depth and complexity only starting on its path of evolution. 

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