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Italian Collection Tosca 2008

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Colour: Bright deep plum red with a 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 with years to come.

Nose: Fresh cranberries and flowery perfume, roasted tomatoes, cigar box and deeper whiffs get you some cloves and cinnamon spiciness.

Accolades: Platter Guide: 4 Stars

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Food Suggestions A variety of cheeses, tomato based dishes, light al fresco lunches… just right for the summer.
In The Vineyard The 1.8 hectares of Sangiovese on Morgenster are maturing and fulfilling their earlier promise of producing excellent Italian wines according to owner Giulio Bertrand’s dream of making wine from the Italian varieties of his native home. By combining Sangiovese with traditional Bordeaux grapes, wines called Super Tuscan are produced.With Bertrand's naming of the wines in his Italian Collection according to his favourite operas and singer, it was inevitable that this blend would be called Tosca. This wine is similar to the maiden release in 2006, with the addition of a small dot of Petit Verdot. Following good winter rains, cooler temperatures delayed bud break and eventually harvest. This had good consequences for the wines as they produced great depth of fruit and elegant structures. 2008 will be remembered for its elegant wines.
In The Cellar 15 months in tight grain French Oak barrels.
Winemaker Marius Latengan
Main Variety Sangiovese
Alcohol 14.50
Appellation Stellenbosch
ph 3.78
rs 2.18
Total Acid 5.74
Style Dry
Type Red
Body Medium
Taste Fragrant
Ageing Potentail This wine will still be offering much pleasure at age 15.
Blend Information 58% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

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The 1.8 hectares of Sangiovese on Morgenster are maturing and fulfilling their earlier promise of producing excellent Italian wines according with owner Giulio Bertrand’s dream of making wine from the Italian varieties of his native home. By combining Sangiovese with traditional Bordeaux grapes, wines called Super Tuscan are produced.  This is the 2nd release of Tosca, from the vines’ 5th crop. Not only are the vines starting to mature but both vini- and viticulture practices are developing as the team  builds its understanding of this Italian culitvar.

With Bertrand’s naming of the wines in his Italian Collection according to his favourite operas and tenor, it was inevitable that this blend would be called Tosca. This wine incorporates the addition of a little Petit verdot for the first time, along with both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc.

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