Du Toitskloof Partnering Michael Olivier July 2013

Monday, 12 August, 2013
Du Toitskloof Winery
Michael Olivier, of the Cape’s foremost food and wine commentators, talks to Fine Music Radio in their “Talking Wine” insert about strongDuToitskloof’s Nebbiolo 2010/strong.
An exceedingly complex and delicious red wine from this Italian cultivar, quite rare in the Cape Winelands.

This deep coloured, full-flavoured wine erupts with the seductively scented bouquet of violets.Ageing Potential.

Perfect to pair with pasta or strong flavoured cheeses. Excellent with a South African “braai”. Great companion for excellent quality steak or pork neck.

Nebbiolo is king of the vineyards in Northern Italy and the name of the variety comes from Nebbia, which means mist. The misty conditions and soils of the Western Cape have favoured our Nebbiolo wine.

The grapes were harvested from the farm Dagbreek with vineyards within a few kilometres from the cellar. The vines, grafted on to Richter 99 rootstock, are relatively young grow in deep, sandy loam. Leaf canopies are well managed and protect the grapes against excessive sunlight.

Read more about the DU TOITSKLOOF NEBBIOLO 2010 wine (pdf format).