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Morgenster Tosca 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Marius Lategan
Main Variety : Sangiovese
Alcohol : 14.31 %vol
pH : 3.78
RS : 2.18 g/l
Total Acid : 5.74 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Platter Guide: 4 Stars
Tasting Notes
Colour: Bright deep plum red with a lovely youthful appearance.
Nose: Fresh cranberries and flowery perfume, roasted tomatoes, cigar box and deeper whiffs get you some cloves and cinnamon spiciness.
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.
Blend Information
58% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
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.

Vineyards: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward
In The Cellar
15 months in tight grain French Oak barrels

Other Vintages
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

Tel: +27.218521738   Fax: +27.218520835   Email: info@morgenster.co.za  
P.O. Box 1616, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa
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