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Morgenster Tosca 2006
Technical Analysis
: Marius Lategan
Main Variety : Sangiovese
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : < 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant

Wine Magazine: 4 stars - Non-Bordeaux Blend, January 2009
John Platter 2009: 3½ star
Invited to enter the 2008 Tri-Nations challenge
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: Bronze
Tasting Notes
Colour: Bright, deep plum red with a youthful exuberance.
Nose: Spicy aromas amplify the scent of cherries, ripe Rosa tomatoes, dry leaf tobacco. On the second approach you'll discover an underlying layer of aniseed and vanilla pod.
Palate: The mouth-feel is super friendly and tantalises every taste bud with unbelievable balance of fruit, natural grape acid and noble tannins in a state of early evolution, bearing great testimony to its future. A wine with extraordinary elegance.
Ageing Potential
Give this wine time to mature in the bottle and it will reward you with a full array of tertiary notes. If drinking now, decant the wine to allow for evolution for about 2 hours
Blend Information
60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
In keeping with the cultivars, we do this in Italian: Risotto con fragole (Risotto with Strawberries) Vitello Tonnato (Veal with Tuna sauce) Agnello in fricassea (Lamb with a Lemon/Bay leaf sauce) And of course to keep it in a South African context, Grilled Snoek with Cape Malay spices.
In The Vineyard
An excellent vintage, largely problem free producing fleshy, mild tannins in the reds, expressive fruit and equality in ripeness.

Vineyards: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward
In The Cellar
15 months in tight grain French oak (45% new). 

This, the maiden release of the Italian Collection, is a project very close to the heart of Italian owner, Giulio Bertrand, who has always dreamed of producing wines in South Africa from typical Italian cultivars. Seeking, as always, to produce something special, something different, he imported specific clones from his Professor friends at the University in Italy. 

Italian passion and flair is world renowned, and here it is brought together in two of the greatest symbols of this heritage: wine and opera. Puccini's Tosca is a complex story of love, betrayal and passion set in Rome during the Napoleonic wars. The passion and complexity of this opera come together in a wine that richly marries the flavour of cherries, tobacco and ripe Rosa tomatoes.

Other Vintages
Morgenster Tosca 2015 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2014 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2013 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2012 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2011 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2010 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2009 Marius Lategan Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2008 Marius Lategan Sangiovese
Morgenster Tosca 2006 Marius Lategan Sangiovese

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P.O. Box 1616, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa
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