CAPE RUBY FORTIFIED, De Karns

£13.50

Description

Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Calitzdorp
Grape varietal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Amarella, Souzoa
Vineyards
Portuguese varietals where planted in Calitzdorp during the late 1970’s with Tinta Barocca being the first to find its way to the Klein Karoo. Now Calitzdorp is known as South Africa’s Port Capital with these varietals leading the way. 30-year-old vines are planted in shallow Karoo sand/clay on Buffelsvlei. Vines are trellised and micro irrigated.
Winemaking

Selected blocks are handpicked mid to late February at 26o Balling. Bunches are destemmed, crushed and rapidly cooled in an open fermenter. Grapes are left to spontaneously start fermenting after which at the desired sugar the fermentation is stopped by adding alcohol to the must. Skins are the pressed and the wine is matured in old 300 liter barrels. Before bottling different vintages are blended for a beautiful complex fruity Cape Ruby

Winemaker’s comments
Colour: Dark Ruby.
Bouquet: Full ripe fruit flavours of red and blue berries, violets and cinnamon spice.
Taste: Rich flavours of cherries and ripe plum fruit with hints of chocolate and spice.
Food pairing
Best enjoyed as is on those cold winters days or with crushed ice during a warm summers day with some soda water. Great pairing with most cheeses and chocolate desserts.

Additional information

Bottle size

75cl

Colour

Red

Country

South Africa

Grape variety

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional

Producer

De Karns

Region

Calitzdorp

Style

Port