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Les Coteaux Selection 2008

 

PRODUCER:
Mont  du Toit Kelder (Pty) Ltd.

BLEND:
Cabernet Sauvignon 59%;  Merlot 20%;  Shiraz 19%;  Alicante Bouschet 1%;  Cabernet Franc 1%.
VITICULTURIST:  
P. Rossouw.
WINEMAKER:
Bernd Philippi (wine maker of the year in Germany - 1998 + 2003).
ORIGIN:

W.O. Paarl, situated on the foothills of the Hawequa  mountain overlooking Wellington.

CLIMATE:
Cold winter.  Hot and dry during growing season. Vines vigorous.    
VINTAGE NOTES:  

Garnet red.  Elegant, subtle fruit flavours.  Slight spiciness.  Lingering mouth feel and aftertaste.  Drink with steak, stews, venison.  Drinking well now; will last at least 4 - 5 years.

VINIFICATION

Age of the vines varies from 9 to 20 plus years.  Grapes are handpicked and hand sorted to ensure only the best fruit is used for vinification.  Wine stay on skins for up to 25 days after fermentation for extra flavour.  Each variety used in the blend is vinified on its own and only blended after it has matured for some 12 months in mainly French oak barrels, about 20% new.  Some three years bottle maturation.

ANALYSIS:

Alcohol:  14.5%
Residual Sugar:  2.4 g/l
T/A:  5.39 g/l
PH:  3.7

  • Mont du Toit is a producer of cult South African Mega Reds
    Daily Mail, London

  • This wonderfully flossy wine combines an impressive structure with rich, concentrated flavours
    The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, London

  • The Mont du Toit from South Africa is breathtaking, subtle and velvety
    Simon Hoggart, Wine Spectator, UK

  • Very complex but absolutely seamless, this is a beautiful wine and the one bottle I’d choose to exemplify the premise of this column. Sublime stuff.
    Michael Franz, Washington Post, USA

  • A quantum leap regarding wine needs to be mentioned. One of the most remarkable is Mont du Toit.
    Mario Scheuermann, The top wines of the world, Weincompass

  • And it paid off, with Mont du Toit wines achieving cult status in “Germany overnight..Or in Brillat-savarin speak, definitely better than sex...
    Neill Pendock, Sunday Times