De Toren Edition Z

De Toren Edition Z

De Toren Edition Z is inspired in honour of 15 years of “Z”, as it is affectionately referred to, while also paving the road golden for its future… This soft, approachable red blend is a true testament to vines lovingly reared and winemaking raised to an art form. A Right-bank Bordeaux Styled Blend, De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals.

From: R1,276.00

From: R1,276.00
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Decanting

DECANTING

For optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15 – 18 degrees Celcius).

analysis

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 14.72% vol
RS 2.5g/l
Acidity 5.1g/l
pH 3.55

Pairing

FOOD PAIRING

This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine due to its great acidity and weight. It works exceptionally well with very fine spicy foods. Its aromass of mulberries and blueberries perfectly complements rich fish, lamb, duck, beef and poultry.

Varieties

VARIETIES

Merlot 54%
Cabernet Franc 17%
Cabernet Sauvignon 12%
Malbec 12%
Petit Verdot 5%

Ageing

AGEING POTENTIAL

If stored in optimal conditions, this wine should last 15 years plus.

Maturation

MATURATION IN BARRELS

Aged in a climatized barrel/ maturation room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in a combination of new, second and third fill, 225 LitreOak barrels. French Oak is predominantly used during maturation, with a portion of the Malbec receiving the benefit of American Oak.

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BEHIND THE WINE

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BEHIND DE TOREN EDITION Z

De Toren Z was created by design born of cool ocean facing vineyards high in clay content conditions intensely suited to the planting of Merlot. Affectionately called ‘Zee’, this approachable ruby-hued beauty takes its name from the cooling Zephyr breeze that air-conditions the ocean-fronting vineyard block of its origin, one in which are featured all of the ‘Noble Five’ Bordeaux varietals, with Merlot in dominance.

A testimony to vines lovingly reared and a uniquely South African rendering of Bordeaux’s famous Right Bank-style red, the wine has garnered plenty of attention, including that of the formidable 2012 judging panel at Mundus Vini, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions in the world – of the 6 000 wines submitted for scrutiny, the De Toren Z 2010 vintage, produced on a mere 22 hectares in the Polkadraai Hills overlooking Stellenbosch, succeeded in clinching coveted Gold.

De Toren Z was created by design born of cool ocean facing vineyards high in clay content conditions intensely suited to the planting of Merlot. Affectionately called ‘Zee’, this approachable ruby-hued beauty takes its name from the cooling Zephyr breeze that air-conditions the ocean-fronting vineyard block of its origin, one in which are featured all of the ‘Noble Five’ Bordeaux varietals, with Merlot in dominance.

A testimony to vines lovingly reared and a uniquely South African rendering of Bordeaux’s famous Right Bank-style red, the wine has garnered plenty of attention, including that of the formidable 2012 judging panel at Mundus Vini, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions in the world – of the 6 000 wines submitted for scrutiny, the De Toren Z 2010 vintage, produced on a mere 22 hectares in the Polkadraai Hills overlooking Stellenbosch, succeeded in clinching coveted Gold.

Behind De Toren Z
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ACCOLADES

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DE TOREN EDITION Z 2018

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DE TOREN Z 2017

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DE TOREN Z 2016

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DE TOREN Z 2015

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DE TOREN Z 2014

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