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Morgenster Tosca 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Henry Kotzé
Main Variety : Sangiovese
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.75 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
John Platter 4 stars (2017)
Tasting Notes
Colour: Bright red, youthful purple edge.
Nose: Sangiovese displays its glorious array of aromas! Deep scented fruit, sweet succulent spice and hearty, sometimes meaty, savoury herbaceous spice.
Palate: Sangiovese takes the driving seat on this flavour adventure. Soft velvety tannins direct the intensity of various taste sensations. It is a naturally balanced wine, with acidity and fruit sweetness playing off each other.
Blend Information
75% Sangiovese, 12.5% Merlot, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions
Great for an indulgent start to any culinary affair, and pairs perfectly with any soulful dishes made with love. Fresh ingredients will be
accentuated in dishes like ripe pomodoro and parmesan risotto, or spaghetti with spicy rich bolognaise sauce.
In The Vineyard

Vineyard: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward

Vintage Conditions
Record rains in August and November 2013 were followed by normal summer temperatures and really cold evenings. A nice preharvest rain in January lifted the freshness of the vines with further sprinklings throughout harvest. With an early ripening we could take off our grapes before the big rains at the beginning of April
In The Cellar

Maturation
New tight grain French oak: 20%
Third fill barrels: 40%
Fourth fill barrels: 40%
18 Months maturation period.

Bottled 22 August 2015

Additional Information

Giulio Bertrand’s belief that great Italian wine can be made in the Italian manner from great imported Italian clones on Morgenster is increasingly being shared internationally. Morgenster Tosca 2014 was born out of his desire to show the amazing promise of South African Sangiovese.

Named for Bertrand’s love of the Italian opera of the same title, Morgenster Tosca 2014 is the 11th crop from his prized 1.8 ha vineyard of Sangiovese. Selected Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels were chosen by cellar master Henry Kotzé to complement the Sangiovese and crafted in the Super Tuscan style to appeal to a variety of palates.

Appearing under a slightly amended label, Morgenster Tosca 2014 is a classically styled wine of depth and complexity, only starting on its path of evolution


Other Vintages
Morgenster Tosca 2014 Henry Kotzé Sangiovese
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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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