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Morgenster Tosca 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Henry Kotzé
Main Variety : Sangiovese
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.49
RS : 2.67 g/l
Total Acid : 5.53 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.70 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


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. The wine offers a long lasting sensation and should fuse well with the right choice of menu.
Blend Information
60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
Caprese and other salads, hearty, savoury risottos, light lunches, hard cheeses. Great summer fare!
In The Vineyard
Owner Giulio Bertrand continues to produce limited quantities of excellent Italian wines in South Africa from Italian varieties. The 2011 vintage is the eighth crop from his prized 1.8 hectare vineyard of Sangiovese. As he named his three Italian Collection wines according to his favourite operas and singer, it was inevitable that this wine would be called Tosca, being made in the Super Tuscan style from a blend of Sangiovese with traditional Bordeaux grapes.

Winemaker Henry Kotzé says he approached the 2011 vintage with new eyes, having visited Italy on a couple of occasions to meet the iconic producers in the Chianti Classico region to gain insights into what Sangiovese can do. Tosca 2011 is a classically styled wine of depth and complexity only starting on its path of evolution.

Vineyard: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward

Vintage Conditions
The 2011 harvest was an excellent one, though very dry. Monitoring the physiological stress of the vines and flavour development in the ripening berries was critical.

In The Cellar
Maturation: 17 months in tight grain French oak barrels (20% new) 
Bottled on 26 November 2012.

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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