De Toren,

Fusion V

Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
2019
,
  • Platter's: 94
  • Tim Atkin: 94

£44.99

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

De Toren proprietors Emil and Sonette den Dulk left Johannesburg in 1991 to establish their vineyards in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. Situated on southern facing slopes overlooking False Bay De Toren enjoys the cooling effect of constant ocean breezes. Taking a holistic approach to keeping vineyard soils healthy and balanced viticulturalist Ernest Manuel employs sustainable farming practices throughout the property. Infrared Aerial Imaging is used extensively in order to monitor ripeness in various vineyard blocks and determine optimal picking times although actual harvesting and production are done almost entirely by hand.

Category: SKU: 4e62e752ae53
In The Cellar
Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill, 225 Litre Oak barrels. Ninety percent French Oak and Malbec had the benefit of American Oak.

The remarkable De Toren Fusion V 2018 vintage expresses great balance, purity and intensity – both on the nose and on the palate. There is a pronounced poise of red and dark fruit with a hint of sweet spice. This bold, full-bodied blend further unveils amazing depth, leading to a long finish on the palate, expressing silky tannins and oak flavours. Beautifully textured and complexed, the wine lingers with detailed flavours, inviting one's senses to the next sip.
Alcohol:14.7
Sugar:2.5